Winter arrives early in Himachal: Sub-zero temperatures in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur

Winter has arrived sooner than traditional in Himachal Pradesh with Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts experiencing sub-zero temperatures after Sunday’s snowfall. Although the sky cleared on Monday, Keylong recorded a low of minus 5 levels Celsius and Kalpa 0.6 diploma after heavy snowfall a day earlier than.

The snowfall introduced life to a standstill within the tribal areas of Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi in Chamba district. Greater than 50 roads have been blocked attributable to snowfall within the area. Gondla bought 15cm snow, Hansa and Khadrala 5cm every and Keylong 3cm.

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The Manali-Leh freeway was additionally closed for visitors past Darcha attributable to snowfall on the mountain passes, whereas the Gramphu-Kaza nationwide freeway was blocked at Kunzum Go.

Greater than 300 folks from Zanskar in Kargil district are stranded at numerous locations, together with Manali and Kullu, because of the snowfall at Shinkula Go. The native administration has made preparations for his or her keep and meals.

The stranded individuals are principally pilgrims on their option to pay obeisance at Trilokinath Temple.

Lahaul-Spiti deputy commissioner Neeraj Kumar has cautioned folks to keep away from travelling to snowbound areas till the scenario improves.

Superintendent of police Manav Verma stated all autos besides heavy autos might be allowed to enter Lahaul because the climate has cleared. “Visitors in the direction of Leh won’t be allowed as roads are closed,” he stated.

Apple growers frightened as harvest was on

Energy provide has additionally been snapped in some areas.

The snowfall has left apple growers frightened. Plucking of the fruit has been stopped because of the climate however there are stories of harm to apple bushes in some areas.

Keylong, the executive centre of Lahaul-Spiti district, was the coldest within the state recording a low of minus 5 levels Celsius adopted by 0.6 diploma Celsius in Kalpa.

Residents enjoying the rain at the Ridge in Shimla on Sunday evening. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Residents having fun with the rain on the Ridge in Shimla on Sunday night. (Deepak Sansta/HT)

Shimla chilly at 6.4 levels, Manali 5 levels

State capital Shimla recorded a low of 6.4 levels and the vacationer resort of Manali 5 levels Celsius. Kufri shivered at 2.9 levels, Dalhousie 6.1, Palampur 9.2 levels and Dharamshala 10.2 levels.

Shimla meteorological centre director Surender Paul stated the minimal temperatures have been 3-4 levels under regular and most temperatures dip 7-8 levels since Sunday.

Rajgarh will get most rain

In the meantime, Rajgarh was the wettest recording 77mm rain. Kasauli acquired 68 mm rain, Naina Devi 52mm, Amb 43mm, Dharampur and Solan 34mm every, Tissa 32mm, Renuka 30mm, Baldwara 27mm and Manali 24mm.

The MeT division has forecast dry climate until October 27.

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