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Icy winds sweep Himachal

December 17, 2010

Shimla, Dec 13, 2010 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh Monday, with the higher reaches recording sub-zero temperatures.

Shimla saw a slight decline in night temperature. The Monday morning temperature was 3.9 degrees Celsius, a marginal fall from Sunday, the weather office here said.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district and Kalpa in Kinnaur district shivered with minus 3.9 degrees and minus 0.8 degrees respectively.

The mercury in Bhuntar in Kullu district slipped to 2.8 degree Celsius and at Dharamsala, the seat of the Dalai Lama, to 4.5 degrees.

Rain or snow is likely in higher reaches of the state till early Tuesday.
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