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After seven-week dry spell, it snows, rains

Snow-covered Shimla looks splendid. The Queen of Hills saw a surge in the number of tourists on Tuesday. Photo: Amit Kanwar
Shimla, January 23
Shimla and its surrounding areas and the higher hills in Sirmaur received the first snow of the year today while the lower hills had widespread scattered rain.
The rain and snow broke the seven-week-long dry spell, bringing cheers to farmers and apple growers. The day temperature dropped by six to seven degrees in the state.
The state capital and the areas in its vicinity had been experiencing moderate snow since this afternoon and the upper parts received 10 cm of snow till this evening. The snow disrupted the vehicular traffic on the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway near Narkanda and Kharapatthar - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ns/533062.html

Manali turns white
Manali: The upper areas in Manali experienced fresh snowfall, while the lower parts of the region were lashed by rain on Tuesday evening. The Rohtang Pass, gateway to Lahaul-Spiti, Pir Panjal Ranges, Marhi, Gulaba, Bhrighu slopes, Beaskund, Dhundi, Hamta ski slopes and Chanderkhani received a fresh spell of snowfall - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...te/533065.html

Mild rain, snow in Mandi district

Snowfall at Ghiri village in Karsog , Mandi, on Tuesday. Photo: Jai Kumar
Mandi, January 23
Farmers of the district took a sigh of relief as mild rain has occurred today in lower parts of Mandi district and snowfall in the high-altitude areas. The farmers of the district had been in distress for a long time because of a long dry spell, which delayed apple crop.
Last snow was observed on December 13 and, thereafter, it was continue long dry spell.
The high-altitude areas like Shikari Devi, Janjehli, Rohanda, Barot and Prashar had been receiving mild snow since afternoon - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ct/533063.html
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Himachal reels under severe cold wave

Tourism industry representatives are happy after this week’s snowfall at the popular destinations.
Shimla, January 27
Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under a severe cold wave on Saturday despite sunny conditions, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point owing to the recent snowfall, weather officials said.
The state capital Shimla, with the night temperature at 2.5 degrees Celsius, woke up to a sunny day. It saw snowfall on Tuesday but the snow largely melted. Popular destination Manali recorded a low of minus 2.4 degree Celsius. Picturesque tourist centre Dalhousie in Chamba district recorded a low of 2.9 degrees Celsius, while it was 4 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ve/534555.html

Soon, avail heli-services to visit tourist hubs in Himachal Pradesh
SHIMLA: In a move that will give new wings to Himachal tourism, the Union government has approved heli-services for the state under the UDAN scheme.
Under this regional air connectivity scheme of the Union ministry of civil aviation, helicopter services would be provided at cheaper rates to people from various destinations.
The services would be provided from Kasauli to Shimla; Manali to Kullu; Mandi to Dharamshala, Kullu and Shimla; Nathpa Jhakri to Rampur; Rampur to Nathpa-Jhakri and Shimla; besides Shimla to Kasauli, Mandi and Rampur. - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/62657109.cms
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No snow, no skiing in Solang Valley

Solang ski slopes wear a deserted look. Due to dry weather, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee institute has postponed ski courses. Photo by writer
Manali, January 28
Snow continues to elude the upper Manali region, disappointing ski enthusiasts. The famous ski slopes of Solang are wearing a deserted look these days.
The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS) has for the second time postponed ski courses scheduled for January 27.
Earlier, the first 14-day basic ski course, which was to start from January 11, had to be postponed due to dry weather - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ey/535172.html
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Decline in winged visitors’ number at Pong

Migratory birds at the Pong Dam. Photo: Kamaljeet
Dharamsala, February 2
There has been a decline in the number migratory birds visiting Pong Dam wetlands this year. As many as 17,000 lesser migratory birds were registered at the dam this year.
Last year, 1,27,200 birds were counted. However, this year, the census conducted in the last three days stated that 1.10 lakh birds had been registered - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ng/537780.html
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Tourists rush to Gulaba after snowfall

Tourists enjoy fresh snow at Gulaba on Tuesday. Photo by writer
Manali, February 6
Cold wave tightened its grip in the upper Manali region as Gulaba and its surrounding areas received a fresh spell of snowfall this morning.
Hundreds of tourists made a beeline for Gulaba and were seen enjoying by throwing snowballs at each other.
Vehicles were, however, allowed up to the Gulaba barrier only, 21 km from here, on the Manali-Rohtang Pass road. The snowfall has brought cheers to those associated with the tourism industry in Manali, as they are expecting an increase in tourist arrivals - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ll/539685.html

Cold conditions persist in Himachal Pradesh
SHIMLA: Cold-wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today, even as the minimum temperatures rose marginally.
The region had a windy and cloudy day and the local MeT office has predicted rains or snow at isolated places tomorrow, as a fresh western disturbances lie over the Himalayan region - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/62802764.cms

Delhi-Kullu flight resumes
KULLU, FEBruary 6
The Air-India flight from Delhi to Kullu resumed today after a gap of 10 days. However, there is remote chances of reviving operations between Kullu and Chandigarh.
Air-India station manager at Bhuntar Dinesh Bhardwaj said the flight had started, but he was not clear about its regularity. Air-India had stopped its daily operations between Kullu and Chandigarh from December 2 citing adverse weather conditions - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...es/539663.html
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Mild snow in tribal areas
Shimla, February 11
The high-altitude tribal areas today received a mild snowfall while overcast sky is creating congenial conditions for rain and snow.
The local Met office has predicted rain and thundershowers at many places in low hills and rain and snow in most parts in mid and high hills till February 13 and warned of heavy rain and snow in mid and high hills tomorrow - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...as/542381.html
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Shimla, Rohtang & Manali don white mantle

A snow blanket over Kufri, 17 km from Shimla, on Monday
Shimla, February 12
A moderate snowfall in higher reaches and widespread rain in mid and lower places brought smiles on the faces of apple growers, farmers, residents and tourists.
The second snowfall of the year has given a fresh lease of life to apple as snow is considered white manure for apple crop and low temperatures will provide chilling hours - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...le/542889.html

Lahaul-Spiti turns white too

The telecommunication and Internet services have been affected in Keylong following snow. Photo Jai Kumar
Mandi, February 12
Fresh snowfall hampered traffic movement for days in Lahaul-Spiti, while the lower region of Kullu and Mandi districts received mild rainfall today - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...oo/542891.html
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More snow cuts off upper Shimla areas

A happy lot: Tourists enjoy a pony ride at Kufri, 17 km from Shimla, on Tuesday. Photo: Amit Kanwar
Shimla, February 13
Shimla continued to experience more snowfall on the second day on Tuesday, while lower hills across the state were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches.
Towns in upper Shimla district remained cut off as snow got piled up on roads. Tourist spots near Shimla such as Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda also experienced snow.
Although a fresh spell of snow and rain have brought cheers to farmers, especially apple growers, tourists and local commuters faced a harrowing time today. They remained stuck at different locations on the Kufri-Wildflower Hall route for nearly three hours this afternoon - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...as/543397.html
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Mercury up in Himachal, more snow next week

A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region on February 20. File photo
Shimla, February 16
The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Friday saw a rise in the temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office has forecast more rain and snowfall next week.
"A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region on February 20 with chances of rainfall and snowfall in the state," an office statement said.
The Western Disturbances are storm systems originating from the Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ek/544866.html
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Landslide disconnects Parbati valley villages
SHIMLA: Nearly 200 tourists were stranded and thousands of Parbati valley villagers cut-off from rest of the state after a massive landslide blocked the road at Ghatigarh, about 4km from Barshaini village in Kullu on early Tuesday morning.
According to sources, the rocky face of a mountain at Ghatigarh nullah collapsed suddenly and massive boulders and debris blocked the road. The debris also damaged a small makeshift shop there. The road, which is maintained by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), connects Kasol and Manikaran with Tauk, Barshaini, Tosh, Tulga, Pulga, Kalga and some other villages popular among the tourists, especially foreigners. - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63005213.cms
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Rain, snow in higher reaches tomorrow
Shimla, February 22
The Met office has predicted a hailstorm in the lower hills, rain and snow in the middle and higher reaches on February 24. The region will witness rain from February 23 to 25.
“A western disturbance is likely to affect the weather from tomorrow (February 23) with its peak effect on February 24. Rain and snow are expected at most places in the state and a hailstorm may hit isolated places in the lower hills,” said Director, Met Department, Manmohan Singh - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ow/548104.html
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Hoteliers happy as Met predicts more snowfall

An overcast sky in Shimla on Friday. Weathermen have predicted snowfall in the higher reaches on Saturday and Sunday. Photo: Amit Kanwar.
Mandi, February 23
The Meteorological Centre, Shimla, predicted more snowfall in the coming days and if it snowed, it would definitely give boost to the sluggish tourism industry of Kullu-Manali said Gajender Thakur, president of the Hotelier Association, Kullu-Manali. After the snowfall last week, hotel industry of Kullu-Manali gained momentum in the district as occupancy of rooms increased up to 45 per cent, which was earlier quite low up to five per cent.
After the New Year eve, the tourism industry of Kullu-Manali faced a sharp decline in the arrival of tourists in the region, as it did not snow at that time and mostly the tourists come here to see the snowfall - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ll/548603.html

Himachal hills may turn white this weekend
Shimla, February 23
If you want to witness snow this weekend, head to Himachal Pradesh as the Met predicts chances of precipitation at many places.
“A western disturbance is likely to affect the Himalayan region on Friday with its peak activity on Saturday,” the meteorological department statement said.
Chances of widespread snow in higher reaches of Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti, Sirmaur and Chamba districts are high.
Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Manali and Dalhousie, located in mid-hills, may witness moderate snow after Friday, the Met official added - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...nd/548463.html
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Snow in Manali, rain in Shimla revive chill

The snow-covered Dhauladhars in Dharamsala on Saturday. Photo: Kamaljeet
Shimla, February 24
Wintry conditions were revived in most parts of Himachal and the mercury dropped following mild snowfall in tribal areas and other higher reaches while mid and lower hills were lashed by intermittent rain and thunderstorm today.
The mighty Rohtang Pass, Manali, Solang Nullah, Kothi, Palchan, Churdhar ranges, Nauradhar, Haripurdhar and higher reaches in Chamba and Bharmaur region received fresh snow. Rohtang recorded 15 cm of snow followed by Koksar 10 cm, Keylong 5 cm, Bharmaur 4 cm and Kalpa 3.7 cm.
Shimla and the surrounding areas were lashed by rain accompanied by high-velocity winds and lightning but snowfall eluded the state capital - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ll/549193.html

Solang, Rohtang don white mantle too

Tourists enjoy the fresh snowfall in Solang. The Met office has predicted rain at isolated places in mid and higher hills on Sunday. Photo: MC Thakur and Amit Kanwar
MANALI, FEBRUARY 24
The cold wave tightened its grip as Manali and its surrounding areas received a fresh spell of snow while the lower parts of the region were lashed by rain today.
Snowflakes also greeted tourists in the town this afternoon while the snowfall in the lower areas was mild.
The entire upper areas were wrapped in a white blanket. Tourists were thrilled to see the region covered with snow. Hundreds of tourists, who had to come to Manali on the weekend holiday, rushed to the Solang Valley to have a glimpse of snow. Tourists were also seen throwing snowballs at each other and clicking photographs - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...oo/549192.html
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Fresh snowfall at Kothi, Kalpa, Rohtang Pass
Shimla, February 25
Widespread rains lashed several parts of Himachal while high altitude tribal areas and other higher hills received fresh snowfall, causing fall in mercury bringing cheers to apple growers and framers who were worried due to the ongoing dry spell.
Rohtang Pass, Kothi and Kalpa received 30 cm, 22 cm and 19 cm of snow while Churdhar ranges in Sirmaur district and Keylong had 16 cm and 13 cm of fresh snow.
Saloni was the wettest in the region with 54 mm of rains followed by Kheri 53 mm, Manali 50 mm, Dalhousie 48 mm, Chamba 32 mm, Seobagh 26 mm, Reckong Peo 25 mm, Kufri 24 mm, Bhuntar 21 mm, Bharmaur 20 mm, Rohru 18 mm, Chhatarari and Kumarsen 17 mm each, Dharamshala, Khadrala, Bajura, Sarahan and Shimla 16 mm each, Pachhad and Solan 14 mm each, Nahan and Kasauli 13 mm each, Narkanda, Baijnath and Palampur 12 mm each, Gaggal, Paonta Sahib and Renuka 11 mm each, Jubbar Hatti, Moorang, Jubbal and Nurpur 10 mm each. The minimum temperatures decreased by few notches. Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti was coldest at night with a low of minus 3 degree followed by Kalpa minus 1.8 degrees while the key tourist resorts of Manali, Dalhousie and Shimla recorded a minimum temperature at 1 degree, 4.3 degree and 4.6 degree C, respectively. The maximum temperatures increased by 3 to 4 degrees.
The Met office has predicted dry weather in the region till February 28 and rains and thunder showers in low hills from March 1 onwards - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...ss/549631.html

Come March 31, pay green fee for entering Shimla

Shimla, February 25

The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to charge the app-based green fee from all tourist and outstation vehicles entering Shimla from March 31, if all goes as planned. The proposal has been in the pipeline for the last five years.
The green fee will give the fund-starved civic body about Rs 13 crore annually, reveal officials. The money will be used for making the city “green and clean”, they added. The BJP-led SMC had been keeping the issue in the background since last year - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...la/549632.html
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Snow, rain bring chill back in Manali

Tourists enjoy amid snow in the Solang valley on Sunday. photo: MC Thakur
MANALI, MARCH 4
Weather conditions worsened last evening as the upper Manali region experienced a fresh spell of snow, while the lower parts were lashed by rain today.
The lower area also had snow, but it was so mild that it melted within a few hours.
Dark clouds remained hovering over the region which resulted in the snowfall in higher reaches this afternoon.
The Rohtang Pass also received a heavy snowfall. The entire higher reaches, including the Pir Panjal ranges, Marhi, Gulaba, Kothi, Dhundi, Bhrighu slopes, Hamta ski slopes, the Chanderkhani Pass, also received a moderate to heavy snow - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...li/552778.html

Dhauladhars turn white again

KANGRA: Dharamsala and its nearby areas received rain on Sunday afternoon while Dhauladhar ranges and its foothills experienced fresh snow, bringing down the temperatures. The sky was overcast in Dharamsala and McLeodganj and it started raining which lasted for nearly an hour. Kangra town and its suburbs remained sunny in the day. However, cold winds continued to blow due to snowfall on the Dhauladhars - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/him...in/552800.html
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