Talking of Himachal Pradesh.. Several areas in middle and high hills of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall, leading to the intensification of cold wave conditions. Chini Bangla road has been closed after snowfall in Kufri, Narkanda and Kharapathar in Shimla district overnight. Snowfall in Kinnaur led to closure of schools in the district.
The higher reaches and some areas in the plains of Kashmir valley received fresh snowfall overnight. There are reports of snowfall in other areas in the higher reaches of the valley including Zojilla Pass, Amarnath Cave, Sonamarg, Gurez and Mughal Road.
In Ladakh, Kargil District received Fresh Snowfall due to which the Kargil Sirinagar Highway and Kargil Zanskar Highway has been again closed for Traffic Movement. Kargil district as well as Suru Valley had received heavy snowfall and more than 8 inches of snow has been accumulated.
Temperature fell in Uttarakhand for the third day after fresh snowfall and hail in the hill state and neighbouring areas. Nanital saw a spell of hail and snow too. The Met official said that rains are also likely at some places in Uttarakhand. Heavy layers of snow have enveloped Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamnotri and Hemkund Sahib. 6 inches of snow has accumulated in Badrinath.
In a major relief for the people in Delhi, air quality improved at many places after mild showers. Rain lashed parts of Delhi and its adjoining areas on Thursday morning. According to the weather department, Rain brought down the mercury with a slight improvement in the city’s air quality to “moderate” category and is likely to remain the same for a while. The weather department has also predicted light rains in parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Pudducherry.