Western disturbances fail to break dry spell in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Nov 28
The Western disturbances are having no major impact on the prevailing dry weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh, despite a mainly cloudy sky since yesterday.
According to the Meteorological Office, the high reaches experienced another spell of snowfall, and there was rain in a couple of places. However, in the rest of the state, including major tourist locations, it remained mainly dry. According to the Met Office, Koksar in Lahaul Spiti district had one cm of snow, and Keylong witnessed snowflakes. Bharmour in Chamba had two mm of rain, and Kothi in Kullu had light drizzling. High reaches, including Rohtang Pass, Balachalacha, Kumzum Pass, Lady of Keylong, Seven Sisters Hills, and Goshal Hills, experienced light to moderate snowfall in the past 24 hours.
Tourist favourite paces like Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie, and Narkanda remained mainly dry, but the mercury showed a sudden decline in the past 24 hours. According to the Meteorological Department, Western Disturbances, responsible for rain and snowfall in the winter season, failed to make a major impact as they advanced towards the coastal areas of Gujarat and the western region of Rajasthan.
Experts believe that until November 30, Western Disturbances may not have a large impact on dry weather conditions in the remaining parts of the state.
The mercury showed a sudden decline in the state, with the minimum temperature of Kufri at five degrees and Shimla at 6.4 degrees, 1.4 degrees lower than yesterday. Narkanda recorded 3.8 degrees, Manali and Kufri four degrees, Bhuntar Airport, Una, Chamba, and Dalhousie at eight degrees, Jubberhati Airport and Solan at nine degrees, Dharmshala and Kangra at ten degrees, and Nahan at 11 degrees.
However, Keylong and Kalpa were one to two degrees above normal.
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