Fresh snow, rainfall in Himachal from February 15: MeT dept
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With intense cold wave sweeping Himachal, the meteorological department in Shimla has predicted fresh snowfall, rains and thunderstorm from February 15.
"Heavy snowfall would occur at isolated places over the mid and high reaches in Chamba, Lahul Spiti, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts on February 15 and 16. Lower hills in Una, lower parts of Solan, Shimla and Sirmaur district would also receive heavy rains and thunderstorms due to fresh the western disturbance," the MeT office warning stated.
The last disturbance from February 4 to 6 caused widespread rainfall and snowfall over the state, disrupting normal life and blocking several roads.
A fresh western disturbance as an upper air system would affect the western Himalayan region form February 14 to 17 while Himachal would get affected on February 15 and 16.
The mercury rose marginally with minimum temperatures rising to -8.4 degree Celsius and -7.0 degree C at Keylong and Kalpa in tribal districts of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur while the key tourist resort of Manali reeled at -0.2 degree C, followed by Solan 3.6 degree C, Bhuntar 3.8 degree C and Sundernagar 4.0
While Shimla recorded a low of 6.1 degree C, Una recorded a minimum of 6.7 degree C, followed by Palampur at 7.2 degree C, Dharamsala at 7.4 degree C and Nahan 8.8 at degree C.
The maximum day temperatures rose by a degree to stay at 24.4 degree C at Una, which was hottest in the region.