Season’s first snowfall on Rohtang Pass
Over 9 inch of snowfall was reported from Rohtang Pass while Kunzum and Baralacha recorded 6 inch of snowfall. Following the snowfall traffic was disrupted on Manali Leh highway. Rohtang Pass was closed for over 2 hours on Sunday after road clearing operations were started.
Himachal Pradesh experienced wide spread rains in lower areas on Sunday. Places like Kufri, Narkanda were lashed with rains as temperatures dipped statewide forcing residents and tourists to take out the winter clothing.
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, recorded about three centimeter of snowfall.
Shimla recorded a temperature of 5.6 degrees Celsius, a significant fall from Sunday’s 10.5 degrees Celsius, while it was 2.1 degrees in Keylong, 4.5 degrees in Kalpa, 4 degrees Celsius in Manali and 14.8 degrees in Dharamsala.
The weather office said Kullu, Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts would experience more snowfall till Tuesday.
October 26, 2015 / NITYIN / 1