Himachal sees rise in mercury, may get more snow

Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a marginal rise in mercury owing to cloudy conditions, but the Met office here forecast chances of more rain and snowfall in the next three days.

Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Manali and Dalhousie may witness moderate snowfall, Met office director Manmohan Singh told IANS.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 11.6 degrees Celsius, a rise from Saturday’s 13.9 degrees Celsius.

Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 1.6 degrees Celsius against 0.5 degree Celsius on Saturday.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, while it was 6.2 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala and one degree Celsius in Manali.

–IANS

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