Tourists enjoy snowfall in Kufri, Narkanda

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Shimla, Jan 2: The tourist in Kufri and Narkanda near Shimla enjoyed mild snow in the past 24 hours, triggering a rush of tourists.

The minimum temperature in Shimla was recorded at 3.9 degrees Celsius, an official of the Met department said.

Nearby tourist destinations like Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced mild spells of snowfall.

Khadrala and Theog in Shimla districts recorded 10 cm and 2.5 cm of snowfall, respectively.

“High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing mild to moderate snow since Sunday, while mid hills getting rain,” the official said.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus three degrees Celsius while the temperature was nine degrees in Dharamsala, minus 0.6 degree in Manali.

Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the state at a low of 3.2 degrees below freezing point.

The Met Office forecast stated that western disturbances – storm systems originating in the Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region – would remain active till January 6, bringing more rain or snow.

 Wefornews Bureau

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