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Delayed rain or snows ends dry spell in HP, more rain and snowfall in store

Shimla, Mar 21(UNI) Delayed rain or snowfall ended prolonged dry spell in Himachal Pradesh in past 24 hrs as it was mainly cloudy and inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday.
India Meterogical Department said that at height of 13000 ft Kadhrala, 22 cm Snowfall was recorded. Tourist resort Kufri had two cm snow and Narkanda 2.5 cm, Sangla one cm.
There are reports of moderate spell of snowfall on high reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur, Kullu and Shimla district in past 24 hrs. Report of heavy rainfall is from Sirmaur district as Pachhad had 94 mm rain, Sangraha-55 mm Renuka-54 mm, Jatton Barrage-53 mm Rajgarh-50 mm, Solan-61 mm, Dharmshala-49 mm, Saloni(Chamba) 45 mm, Sarahan in Shimla, 42 mm, Karsog in Mandi -41mm, Kotkhai(Shimla) 38 mm, Kufri & Rohru-37 mm each, Kandaghat(Solan) 36 mm, Mashobra(Shimla) 35 mm, Rampur-32 mm Shimla-31 mm mm, Arki-30, Chaupal-29, Kumarsain-28 mm, Wangto(Kinnaur) & Jubbal hatti-23 mm each Sundernagar in Mandi 22 mm, Gohar in Mandi 21 mm,Janjheli, & Bijahi -20 mm each. Minimum temperature went down four to five degree below normal as it was 4.2 Celsius at Shimla, Bhuntar Airport & Una 10 eachKalpa 0.6, Dharamshala 7.4,Nahan 10.3, Keylong minus 1.2, Solan 7.8, Manali 5.8,Kangra 10.6, Mandi 11, Bilaspur 13, Hamirpur 11.4, Chamba 8.9 Dalhousie 5, Jubberhatti airport 7, Kufri 1.2 and Narakanda minus 0.2 degrees. Met office also forecast more rain or snowfall after March 23 in the state for next five days however ongoing precipitations likely to decrease towards evening today for
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