Snowfall paints Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Gulmarg white, chilly nights ahead

Snowfall paints Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Gulmarg white, chilly nights ahead

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Snowfall in kashmir hills

The Western Himalayas witnessed the season’s first good snow spell this year, during the past day. The serene beauty of the hill stations in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir has enhanced more with snow cover.

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Popular hills stations like Gulmarg, Vaishno Devi, Manali, Shimla, Dharamsala, Nainital, Mussoorie, Pithoragarh, and Dhanaulti observed good snowfall. In fact, this the first snowfall of 2018.

Most parts of the hills also recorded widespread rainfall activity with varying intensity. The tourists who hailed the hill stations were spellbound after witnessing the snowfall.

The fresh Western Disturbance and the easterly trough extending from this were responsible for the fairly widespread snow and rain activity. According to Skymet Weather, the freezing level was also low in the hilly regions. Hence, as the temperatures kept on decreasing rainfall gradually turned into snow.

Click the image below to see the live lightning and thunderstorm across HillsHills

In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Tuesday, Dehradun recorded rains of moderate intensity rain to the tune of 25 mm. This was followed by Tehri 20 mm, Dharamsala and Una 17 mm, and Shimla 13 mm.

In the same time span, Manali recorded 7 mm rain, Katra 8 mm and Mandi 6 mm rain. The weather had become chilly, but the tourists enjoyed the dreamy snow to the fullest.

As per weathermen, the weather system is now moving away in the east direction. Therefore, the weather would become dry across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The day temperatures are now expected to rise as the sky will become clear with bright sunshine. However, the night temperatures are likely to fall making the nights chillier.

As per weathermen, the next Western Disturbance is expected to approach Jammu and Kashmir by January 29, hence who missed this spell can head towards the hills by that time for a mesmerizing experience.

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