Snowfall and rain in Himachal Pradesh

, 11:14 PM IST

Shimla: Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti was the coldest place in Himachal Pradesh with a low of minus 5.6 degree Celsius while the high mountain ranges in the state received fresh snowfall and mid and lower hills were lashed by rains and hailstorm.

Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by severe hailstorm last night while Kalpa and Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts received 12 cm of fresh snow while Rohtang, Kunzam and Saach passes and Churdhar ranges in Sirmaur and Dhauladhar ranges in Kangra district had another spell of heavy snowfall.

Bhuntar in Kullu district and Bajaura in Mandi district were wettest in the region with 35 mm and 33 mm of rains while Kotkhai and Sarahan received 26 mm and 25 mm rains, followed by Seobagh 23 mm, Gohar 21 and Kufri and Jogindernagar 19 mm.

Shimla, Banjar and Sunnibajji had 17 mm rains, followed by Kumarsain 16 mm, Sujanpur Tira, Manali and Rohru 15 mm and Jhandutta, Nadaun and Mandi 14 mm.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti recorded a low of minus 5.6 degree Celsius while Kalpa and Manali recorded a low of minus 0.8 degree and 0.2 degree, followed by Shimla 4 degree, Bhuntar 6.2 degree, Solan and Palampur 7 degree, Dharamsala 7.2 degree, Sundernagar 8 degree, Una and Nahan 10.2 degree Celsius respectively.