With season’s first snowfall, Himachal shivers under a cold wave


Mild rainfall lowers the temperature in Shimla, people hope snowfall isn’t far away

With mercury dipping low day by day, the hill state of Himachal is feeling the brunt of winter. With Manali getting light snowfall, tourist spots near Shimla, like Narkanda, Fagu and Kufri also experienced snowflakes, which ultimately melted within a couple of hours.

According to the weather report, areas like Lahaul and Spiti along with Chamba, Kinnaur and Kullu have also had their first snowfall of the season while Rohtang pass witnessed more than one foot of snow. The capital city, Shimla is also feeling the cold waves as the temperature has suddenly dropped with the lowest being around -3 degree. Although the capital has been going through mild rainfall, people feel that the snow isn’t far away. Citizens have already started using their woolens to counter this cold and chilly weather.

The winter season not only means cold weather and snowfall but it also means heavy rush of tourists from the surrounding states and from the entire country. Tourists and travelers are already on their way to Kullu & Manali in huge numbers. Shimla, too, is expecting a great winter season. However, the public can enjoy the sun during the day with clear sky as the weather department predicts no further rain or snowfall, at least not for the next couple of weeks.

By Vayu Mankotia , Shimla, Member HW Community

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