Fresh snowfall in Kufri, Shimla; Keylong coldest in HP at minus 7.3 deg C

Shimla, Jan 16 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh's capital city Shimla and tourist destination Kufri witnessed fresh snowfall while parts of the state received light rains on Thursday, bringing down the mercury by a few notches.

Maximum temperatures decreased by one to two notches from what it was on Wednesday. Kangra recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 18.4 degrees Celsius.

Chamba and Dalhousie each received 7 mm of rain, followed by Jhungi 2 mm, Jwali 1 mm and Shimla 0.8 mm, the meteorological department said.

Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the state at minus 7.3 degrees Celsius. Kalpa recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Kufri at minus 1 degree Celsius and Manali at minus 0.8 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Dalhousie was 1.4 degrees Celsius, whereas in state capital Shimla it was 2.8 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has forecast rain and snowfall in the middle and high hills, and thundershowers in the plains and low hills from in the next few days. PTI DJI NSD NSD