There is a possibility of light rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh around the New Year.

 – Gudstory

There is a possibility of light rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh around the New Year. – Gudstory

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Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive rain in the central and higher hills around the New Year as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rain in the central hills and light snowfall in the higher hills from December 30 to January 1.

The IMD said a fresh western disturbance may affect northwest India from December 30, causing rain or snowfall over central and higher hills from December 30 to January 1.

But, from December 28 to January 2, the weather will remain dry in the lower hills and plains.

After forecast of rain and snowfall, the hospitality industry in Himachal Pradesh is upbeat as New Year’s Eve falls on the weekend and snowfall will further boost tourism in places like Shimla, Manali, Kasauli and Chail.

According to the weather department, Spiti remained the coldest in the region with a minimum temperature of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius.

However, there was a marginal increase in the maximum temperature and Una was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius, 4.7 degrees above normal, while Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a maximum of 13.9 degrees Celsius, which was normal. Was 7.8 degrees more than.

Shimla and Dharamshala recorded maximum temperatures of 16.5 degrees Celsius and 21 degrees Celsius respectively.

In the post-monsoon season from October 1 to December 27, Himachal Pradesh has received 45.2 mm rainfall against the normal rainfall of 75.5 mm – a 40 per cent deficit – except in Bilaspur and Una, which received 47 per cent and 34 per cent rainfall, respectively. Percentage more rainfall respectively. Other 10 districts received deficient rainfall ranging between 9 percent to 76 percent.

Rainfall deficiency in December was recorded at 81 per cent as all 12 districts were affected. Kinnaur and Sirmaur received 99 per cent and 95 per cent deficient rainfall, while rainfall deficiency in other districts ranged between 39 per cent and 87 per cent.

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Published: 27 Dec 2023, 11:06 PM IST


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