Shimla: Though snowfall eluded the Himachal Pradesh capital here on Friday, the other tourist resort Manali had moderate snow of 6 cm and recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, Met said.
The weather was expected to be dry after Sunday with the western disturbances likely receding from the region.
“Manali and the hills overlooking it experienced mild to moderate spells of snow early Friday,” Manmohan Singh, Director of the Meteorological office, told IANS.
He said picturesque Kalpa, some 250 km from Shimla, also experienced snow.
High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing snow as well.
Tourists have started arriving at Manali and nearby hills.
Shimla, which saw 14.6 mm rain in the past 24 hours, recorded a minimum temperature of 3.7 degrees Celsius, a fall from Thursday’s 7.2 degrees, while Kufri was at minus 0.5.
Manali also received 35 mm of rain, while it was 2.6 degrees in Dharamsala that got 37.4 mm.