MANALI: The higher reaches of Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba have been experiencing mild snowfall since Wednesday morning triggering cold waves in the valleys. With mercury settling at -0.6 degree Celsius, Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti was the coldest inhabitant region of Himachal this season.
Snowfall on peaks near Manali
A fresh white sheet of snow has covered Seven Sister peaks, Hanuman Tibba, Makarved, Shikarved and Kinner Kailash peaks. Many snow lovers thronged Rohtang pass in hope to see fresh snowfall, but they had to enjoy only with old frozen ice.
Maximum temperature in Keylong was 10.9 degrees Celsius. Kalpa, Solan, Bhunter, Mandi, Kullu, Shimla, Dharamshala and Una recorded minimum temperature of 4.2, 4.3, 5.7, 9.8, 5.7, 9, 13.5 and 10.2 degrees Celsius respectively.
Shimla Meteorological director Manmohan Singh said Keylong was the coldest place in Himachal and Una was the warm at 30 degrees Celsius. Weather will remain mostly dry in coming five days, he said.