Fresh spell of snow in Himachal Pradesh, covers Atal Tunnel
Himachal Pradesh, April 19: Several parts of Himachal Pradesh received heavy snowfall on Wednesday, covering Atal Tunnel in Rohtang Pass with a blanket of snow.
An orange alert has also been issued as fresh spell of snow covers Himachal.
As per the IMD, light rainfall also occurred at isolated places over the state during the last 24 hours.
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A top IMD scientist on April 11 said that India was likely to experience a normal monsoon this year.
Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday recorded a maximum and minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius and 9 degrees Celsius respectively.
The state will experience light to heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next five days, informed Shimla Meteorological Centre on Saturday.
The Meteorological Centre in Shimla has forecasted light to heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state in the next five days. Thunderstorms, lightning, and hailstorms are likely to occur over the plains, and low and mid hills on April 17 and 18. Heavy rain is expected to occur over the low and mid hills on April 18 and 19.
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The bulletin issued by the Meteorological Centre also warned of potential damage to standing crops, fruit plants, and new plantings due to hailstorms, and advised farmers to follow the advisories and guidelines issued by the concerned departments. People have been asked to take adequate safety measures as rainfall activity is likely to increase from April 17, accompanied by thunderstorms. Hail is also likely to occur in the low and mid hills of the state at isolated places.