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It's sunny but snow blankets Shimla, Manali


After days of snow and rain in Himachal Pradesh, it was a sunny Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at minus 0.8 degrees Celsius here. "It was bright and sunny after three days of widespread snow and rain in the state," a Met official said. With temperatures nose-dived further, Shimla till Monday morning witnessed 53 cm of snow in the past 24 hours. The capital city's nearby destinations such as Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced moderate to heavy snowfall. Many areas here like the Mall Road, the Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills, as well as Manali, Chail, Kasauli, McLeodganj and Dalhousie were covered in snow. Keylong, district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti, was the coldest in the state with the minimum temperature of minus 12 degree Celsius.