Fresh snowfall in Himachal, rainfall in parts of Punjab, Haryana

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Fresh snowfall in Himachal, rainfall in parts of Punjab, Haryana

Thursday, 26 November 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

There was fresh snowfall in several parts of Himachal Pradesh and rainfall in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday.According to the Met Centre, Shimla, Kalpa recorded 9 cm snowfall, Keylong recorded 5 cm snowfall, Sangla 5 cm, Sainj 3 cm and it was 1 cm in Kufri.Several parts of the state saw light rainfall, including Manali 17 mm, Bhuntar 6 mm, Dalhousie 5 mm, Dharamshala 4 mm and Mandi 3 mm.Tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong was recorded as the coldest place in the state at minus 2.5 degrees Celsius.  Kinnaur’s Kalpa recorded a low of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.The minimum temperatures in Dalhousie, Manali and Kufri were recorded at 2.3 degrees Celsius, 3.8 degrees Celsius and 3.9 degrees Celsius respectively.The state’s capital- Shimla recorded a low of 6.5 degrees Celsius.The Met Department has forecast snowfall and rainfall in parts of Himachal in next 24 hours.



The maximum temperatures across the plains of Punjab and Haryana continued to remain below normal level.

Several parts of the region recorded light rainfall on Wednesday.

In Haryana’s Hisar, the minimum temperature fell to 8.5 degrees, three notches below normal. The minimum temperature in Bhiwani, Karnal, Ambala and Narnaul recorded at 8.7 degrees, 10.5 degrees, 11.8 degrees and 12 degree Celsius.

In Punjab, the temperature was comparatively higher with the minimum going up to 13 degrees in Amritsar. In Patiala and Ludhiana, the minimum temperature was 13 and 11 degrees, respectively. Chandigarh registered a low of 13 degrees Celsius and maximum of 19.2 degree Celsius, down by six notches from normal.

The maximum temperatures were recorded below normal limits. Ambala recorded a maximum of 19.3 degrees, Karnal 18.5 degrees, Hisar 19.2 degrees, Ludhiana 19.7 degrees, Patiala 18.7 degrees and Amritsar 17.8 degree Celsius.

Cloudy weather is expected to continue in the next 24 hours in the region, as per the Chandigarh Met Department forecast.

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