Rain, snow in tribal areas bring down temperature

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 19

Cold wave prevailed in the tribal areas and other higher reaches of the state as mercury dropped by a few notches, following widespread rainfall in lower and middle hills and moderate snowfall in the tribal belt. However, the local MeT station has predicted dry weather in the region for the next two days and another wet spell from October 22 onwards.

The mercury hovered around freezing point in high-altitude tribal areas, which received another spell of snowfall and reeled under severe cold conditions.

Hansa received 38 cm of snow, followed by Koksar 15 cm, Sumdoh 13 cm and Gondla 8 cm. Sangla in Kinnaur district was the wettest with 66 mm rainfall and Reckong Peo recorded 54 mm during the past 24 hours, followed by Kalpa 50 mm, Sarahan 26 mm, Rampur 25 mm, Manali 24 mm, Rohru 23 mm, Narkanda 22 mm, Kotkhai 17 mm, Keylong 14 mm, and Kufri 11 mm.

Minimum temperatures decreased by 3 to 4 degrees and Keylong was the coldest at night with a low of minus -1.3 degree C, followed by Kalpa at 0.4 degree, Manali 4.5 degree, Kufri 8 degree, Bhuntar 8.1 degree and Solan and Sundernagar at 9.3 degree.

Tourists rescued

  • Over 200 tourists stranded at Sumdoh in Spiti were rescued and taken to to Kinnaur district on Tuesday
  • The Army had provided accommodation to the tourists in its camp
  • Spiti DC Neeraj Kumar said the BRO had started the snow clearing operation on the Manali-Leh highway and the Gramphu-Kaza highway
Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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