Shimla, Feb 5
The capital town recorded 57 cms of snow in 24 hours which is the heaviest in many years for the month of February, claimed the local met office. Shimla Met Office said that town received 57cms snow between 0830 hours to 1730hours. The high altitude sports center Shillaro received 55 cm snow, Khadrala 49cm, Sarahan 12 cm and Jubbarhatti (City airport) six cm.
National Highway-5 is blocked since Thursday morning between Shimla and Kumarsen and tourism resort Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also recorded around two feet high Snowfall. Most places in the upper Shimla including the town are snowbound and power, traffic and water supply have cripplled due to inclement weather.
Tourist resorts of Solan district including, Kandaghat, Chail and Kasauli also had snow as Kasauli recorded around ten cm snow.
Keylong in Lahaul Spiti and Kalpa had six cm snowfall. Tourist resort Manali and Dalhousie five cm and three cm snowfall.
Jubbarhati registered 56.4 mm rain, Solan 50 mm, Poanta- sahib 17.8 mm, Bhuntar 10.6 mm, Nahan ten, Seobagh 8.8 mm, Manali four, Dharmshala and Mandi. 2.4 mm and Chamba two mm.
Minimum temperature of Keylong was minus 7.2 degrees, Narendra minus 5.3 degrees, Kalpa minus 4.3 degrees, Kufri minus 3.2 degrees, Dalhousie minus 1.2 degrees and Shimla minus one degrees.
Solan and Manali zero degrees, Jubberhati 0.7 degrees, Sundernagar 1.7 degrees, Dharmshala 1 8 degrees, Bhuntar and Mandi three degrees, Bilaspur four degrees, Hamirpur 4.4 degrees, Una 4.8 degrees, Kangra and Poanta-sahib six cm and Nahan 8.5 mm.
Met Office forecast light rainfall or snowfall likely to occur at isolated places in the district of Kullu, L&S, Kinnaur and Sirmaur and Shimla. Rest part of the state will be dry.
Tomorrow onwards i.e. from 6th Feb 2021, weather be dry for a week over the state. Minimum temperatures are likely to fall by three-five degrees during next two days.