Himachal may get more snow, rain

Shimla, Jan 31 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh might get more snowfall and rain in the coming week, a weather official said here Saturday.

“There are chances of widespread rainfall and snowfall at most places in the state between Feb 2 and 3,” an official of the meteorological office told IANS.
He said the western disturbances – storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region – are likely to be active by Sunday.
Most of the prominent tourist towns such as Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall, he said.
Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 15.9 degrees, the seasons’ low.
The state capital recorded the minimum temperature at 2.3 degrees, while it was minus 6.6 Kalpa in Kinnaur district, minus 4.6 degrees in Manali, 0.4 degree in Chamba, 3.8 degrees in Dalhousie and 4.4 degrees in Dharamsala.