Sunday 17 February 2013

Snow, rain gives shivering to the people of Uttarakhand

Cold conditions returned to Uttarakhand, with showers in the plains and heavy snowfall in the higher reaches.

Munsyari in Pithoragarh district, Uttarkashi, Tehri and Dhanaulti near Mussoorie witnessed heavy snowfall, while various places in the plains, including Dehradun and Haridwar, were lashed by rain coupled with strong gusts of wind.

Haridwar received the maximum showers of 45 mm, followed by Tehri with 39.4 mm and Dehradun with 23.6 mm, the MeT department said, adding that Nainital (18mm), Mukteshwar (4.2mm) and Pantnagar (5.6mm) also received showers.

The weatherman, meanwhile, has said the temperature in the state capital is likely to hover around 15 degree Celsius, which is normal for this time of the season. However, a drop in the minimum temperature is expected by Monday when the weather is likely to clear up, the department said.

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