Cold wave sweeps Himachal

Shimla:

A cold wave continues to sweep Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, with its higher reaches shivering under sub-zero temperatures.

There are chances of snowfall in mid and higher hills from Monday night as western disturbances are approaching the region, an official at the meteorological office here told IANS.

The minimum temperature in Shimla was 5.7 degrees Celsius, down from Friday's 4.5 degrees, he said.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district and Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of minus 8.3 and minus 5 degrees, respectively.

Dalhousie in Chamba district recorded a low of 5.1 degrees, while it was 2.8 degrees at Kufri. The night temperature at Dharamsala stood at 3.2 degrees.