A fresh wave of cold has gripped the entire state after snowfall on higher reaches and rain on mid and lower hills on Friday. High altitude areas of Himachal including Lahaul-Spiti district, parts of Kinnaur, Manali and Chamba, Dhauladhar ranges of Kangra are receiving snowfall since Thursday night. Blizzards have stopped outdoor movement of residents

With temperature dipping below 15 degrees Celsius, woollens are out in Manali in mid-August. The incessant rains in mid and lower hills and snowfall on high altitude peaks have caused a dramatic fall in mercury this month. Manali this month recorded minimum temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature was 23 degrees Celsius.