Thundershowers, snow lash Himachal Pradesh

March 30, 2015 12:43 PM

SHIMLA: Thundershowers and snow on Monday lashed Himachal Pradesh, causing temperatures to drop. The residents of Shimla shivered as overnight rain brought down the minimum temperature.According to the Met Office here, precipitation across the state would continue till Tuesday.

The majestic Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas surrounding Dharamsala wore a fresh blanket of snow, as did the nearby hills of picturesque tourist resort Manali.

"High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kullu, Kinnaur, Sirmaur and Shimla districts have experienced moderate snow," a Met official said.

Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, received overnight snowfall.

Rain lashed lower areas of the state such as Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi, resulting in a dip in temperatures.

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