SHIMLA: High reaches of Himachal Pradesh today received fresh snowfall while mid and higher hills witnessed high velocity winds followed by rains as temperature dipped by several notches.
Minimum temperatures dropped by two to three degrees and tribal areas reeled under sub zero temperatures and Keylong, Kalpa and Manali recorded a low of 4.5 degree, 6.6 degree and 7.6 degree Celsius.
Shimla recorded temperature at 8.8 degree as the city witnessed sharp intermittent showers accompanied by high velocity winds.
The high altitude tribal areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi valley recorded 10 to 15 cm of snow while Dharmpur and Kandaghat in Solan district got 23 mm and 16 mm rain followed by Sangrah 12 mm, Arki 9 mm, Gaggal, Sarahan and Solan 7 mm and Shimla, Mashobra and Palampur 6 mm each.
Nahan recorded a low of 9.5 degree, 7.2 degree below normal while Solan and Bhuntar recorded minimum temperatures at 11.8 degree and 12.2 degree followed by Una 13.6 degree, Sundernagar 14.1 degree and Palampur 15.0 degree.
The day temperatures dropped marginally in mid and higher hills and Una was hottest in the region with a high of 31.4 degree, followed by Sundernagar 25.0 degree, Dharamshala and Nahan 24.8 degree, Solan 21.0 degree, Bhunter 19.5 degree, Shimla 17.6 degree, Manali 13.8 degree and Kalpa 11.4 degree C. The local MeT office has predicted dry weather in the region over next four days.