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Kufri gets first snowfall

National, Thu, 20 Nov 2008 IANS

Shimla, Nov 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destination Kufri received the season's first snowfall early Thursday, the meteorological office said.


Just a half-hour drive from here, Kufri, located 2,510 metres above sea level, is known as a honeymooner's paradise.



'Kufri and its nearby areas this morning received 4-8 cm snowfall. This was the first snowfall in Shimla district,' Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office in Shimla, told IANS.



He said Kalpa in Kinnaur district also received 4 cm of snow.



Lower areas of the state including Dharamsala, Shimla, Solan, Nahan and Mandi received moderate to heavy rains, bringing a considerable fall in temperature.



The minimum temperature in Shimla plummeted to 2.8 degrees Celsius from Wednesday's 8 degrees.



Singh said the considerable fall in temperature was due to western disturbances.


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