Tourists cheer as Manali sees snow
"Most of the higher reaches in the state have been getting snow since last (Friday) night," Manmohan Singh, director of the Met Office here, told IANS.
Keylong was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus seven degree Celsius, while it was minus 3.2 degree in Kalpa, 3.8 in Dharamsala, minus 1.1 degree in Dalhousie and 3.7 degrees in Shimla.
As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, tourists started arriving in Manali and the nearby hills.
The weatherman said western disturbances -- storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region -- are likely to remain active in the region till January 9.
Under the influence of western disturbance, rainfall and snowfall will occur at most places in the state till January 6.
Thereafter, under the influence of another western disturbance from January 8, isolated to scattered precipitation would occur in the state till January 9.