The north Indian state Himachal Pradesh recorded light snowfall on higher reaches and rain in mid hills during past 12 hours in different districts of the state. During past 12 hours the higher reaches have received light fresh snowfall and rain in mid hills. High hills in Lahul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu and Chamba will receive fresh snowfall. Local residents are expecting heavy snow as forecasted by the local weather department. They are preparing for snow and are using bon fire to beat the cold.