Weather forecast Today Highlights: Famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, including Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and Kufri, witnessed snowfall overnight which led to the mercury dropping to sub-zero levels on Saturday, PTI reported. Dalhousie received 60 cm of snow, between Friday 5.30 pm and Saturday 8.30 am, the highest in the state. It was followed by Kufri (20 cm), Shimla (13 cm) and Manali (10 cm), Shimla Meteorological Centre director Manmohan Singh was quoted as saying by the news agency. In another news, as many as 170 students who were stranded amid heavy snowfall near Kufri in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla were rescued early on Saturday.
Meanwhile, chopper helicopter and ropeway service at the famous cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir remained suspended for the second day on Saturday due to inclement weather. However, the pilgrimage is going on smoothly despite heavy snowfall and all necessary arrangements have been put in place to facilitate the devotees who are thronging the cave shrine atop Trikuta hills from across the country, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) Ramesh Kumar said.
In J&K, the air-traffic to and fro Kashmir was restored on Saturday after remaining suspended for seven consecutive days due to poor visibility caused by heavy fog and snowfall in the valley, officials said.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), weather in Delhi today will remain cloudy.