Winter chill grips Himachal, max temp records at minus 2 deg C

Winter chill grips Himachal, max temp records at minus 2 deg C

Agency News

Chandigarh/Chennai, Nov 29: Inclement weather and severe cold wave was keeping normal life out of gear in Himachal Pradesh as the maximum temperature of Keylong dipped to minus two degree Celsius, five to six degree below normal, while Northeast monsoon is active down south mainly over Tamil Nadu.

According to Met Office, the day temperature dipped due to fresh snowfall on the high reaches of Chamba and Kangra district. The continued spell of snowfall on the tribal areas of Kangra and Seven sister's hill of Lahaula Spiti district were creating the externally cold weather conditions.

The Met Office recorded three centimetre fresh snowfalls at Kalpa in Kinnaur district. Continuing spell of rain or snowfall is keeping night temperature between Minus ten to 15 in the high reaches. All the tribal districts are cut off from road, power and telecommunications for last two days.

All schools are off for last two days in the Kinnuar district as most of the link and main roads are snowbound. High reaches of Kinnuar, Lahaul Spiti, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Kangra and Chamba was snowing frequently since last two days. Fresh western disturbances are all set in the state to begin from tomorrow. The inclement weather condition may be prolonged for couple of days in first week of December.

Dense to very dense fog observed at isolated places over west Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, east Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Tripura whereas moderate to dense fog observed at isolated places in Bihar. The Northeast monsoon has been active over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Rainfall occurred at many places over Tamil Nadu; at a few places over Lakshadweep, Rayalaseema; at isolated places over Kerala, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, South interior Karnataka. Dry weather prevailed over Telangana, Coastal and North interior Karnataka.

During next 24 hours, squally weather conditions likely to prevail over southwestern parts of Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast and adjoining Comorin area. Heavy to very rainfalls are very likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Thunderstorm is very likely at isolated places over Rayalaseema, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.

Rain or thundershowers occurred at many places in Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, west Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Tamil Nadu, and at isolated places in Punjab, Rayalaseema, Lakshadweep, Arunachal Pradesh, east Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Haryana, west Madhya Pradesh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior Karnataka and Kerala.

Mainly dry weather prevailed in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, west Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Gujarat, Konkan and Goa, madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana, and coastal and north interioir Karnataka. (UNI)