Good news for all the New year party planners as Uttarakhand received the season’s first snowfall on Christmas on Sunday while the lower areas were lashed by moderate showers causing a sharp dip in temperatures across the state.So pack your bags and move on to Rishikesh!
Places located above 3000 metres in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts including the four Himalayan shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath received the season’s first snowfall even as the plains including Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and adjoining areas were swept by icy winds and light drizzle.
Yamunotri, Gangotri, Harkidoon, Radi and Baukh Dibba received heavy snowfall, their first spell this winter. The mercury dropped by 6 notches in the hills while it came down by 3 degrees Celsius in the plains. The maximum temperature was recorded by Mukteshwar at 9.2 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius lower than yesterday’s 15.2 degrees Celsius.
The snowfall and rainfall, which was eagerly awaited by farmers in the hills, have ended the dry cold spell and are good for the apple and walnut crops and not to mention for new year party planners.
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