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Cold wave grips higher reaches, tribal areas of Himachal

Cold wave conditions gripped higher hills and tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh as mercury dropped by few notches following fresh snowfall in high altitude tribal areas and other higher hills and mid and lower hills were lashed by sharp showers.

Shimla and surrounding areas were lashed by high velocity winds accompanied by sharp showers causing sharp fall in day temperature.

The sky remained heavily overcast, reducing visibility to few meters.

Seobagh in mid hills was wettest in the region with 18mm of rains while Bajaura received 12mm of rains, followed by Kalpa and Bhuntar 11mm each, Jogindernagar 10mm, Mandi 8mm, Manali and Dalhousie 6mm each and Saloni 4mm.

The high altitude tribal areas and high mountain ranges of Dhauladhar and Churdhar and Rohtang, Kunzam, Saach and Chansel passes had another spell of moderate snowfall creating fresh cold wave conditions in adjoining valleys.

Una recorded maximum temperature at 35.2°C while it dropped by two degrees to saty at 29.2°C at Nahan, followed by Solan 26.5°C, Sundernagar 25.4°C, Dharamsala 23.4°C, Shimla and Bhuntar 19.6°C and Kalpa 15.6°C. The minimum temperatures also dropped by one to two degrees with Una hottest during the night with minimum temperature at 17.6°C while it dropped to 16.1 deg at Nahan.
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