At minus 2.1 degrees Celsius, Shimla records minimum temperature in 2022
Shimla recorded its lowest temperature this year with the mercury dropping to -2.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
As the cold intensified in Himachal Pradesh over the past 24 hours, the temperature in Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district dropped to -12.5 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, Kalpa, popular for its apple orchards in Kinnaur district, recorded -7.0 degrees Celsius while the mercury fell to -4.4 degrees Celsius in Manali.
IMD warned that a weak western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from February 6, 2022. It also said there will be another western disturbance likely to affect the northwest of the Himalayas. India from February 8.
In the past 24 hours, the Kufri tourist spot recorded 60.0cm of snowfall, the highest in the state, while snowfalls of 45.7cm and 32.6cm respectively occurred at Chopal and Simla.
Himachal Pradesh Police issued the travel advisory on Friday after many roads were blocked due to heavy snowfall. Despite heavy snowfall, tourists arrive in Himachal Pradesh.
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