Published On: Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

Rain, snow lash Garhwal temperatures plummet

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Rain and snowfall across Garhwal brought the mercury down considerably forcing the residents to once again take out the woolens. Dhanaulti, a renowned tourist hill station, experienced moderate hail and snow that began since early morning.

Harsil, Mukhba, Dharali, Gangotri and the Yamnotri shrine got more than a foot of snow, giving the region a splendid view.

The higher reaches of Nag Tibba, Surkhanda Devi temple, Buraskhanda also witnessed fresh spell of snow.

In Mussoorie, intermittent rain forced tourists and residents to remain indoors in the warmth of their rooms. Simran Kaur, a tourist from Punjab, elated over the snowfall, said, “I have heard about snowfall in Dhanaulti. My family is heading to witness it”.

Meanwhile, farmers are elated as it is beneficial for peas, apples, cereals and other crops. The fields of Bhatoli, Kandi and other vilages adjacent to Kempty Falls received a new lease of life presenting a green picture much to the delight of farmers.

Rain to continue for 3 days

Meanwhile, the meteorological centre has forecast light to moderate rainfall for three days. Meanwhile, sporadic rain lashed plains and snowfall in higher areas of the state brought the temperature down in the state.

Residents of Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Vikasnagar, Kashipur, Sahaspur, Rudrapur, Rishikesh and other areas witnessed rainfall since Tuesday night. Higher reaches of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Auli, Harshil, Hemkund Sahib, Chakrata, Pauri, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Nainital, Almora, Munsiyari and Dharchula witnessed fresh snowfall.

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