Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district witnessed fresh snowfall after two weeks as Delhi woke up to a relatively cool Sunday morning. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), parts of Delhi NCR recorded a drop of 2-3 degrees Celsius in comparison to Saturday’s temperature.
Additionally, the IMD weather report for Delhi mentioned ‘shallow fog’ in its description of the national capital’s weather. A 130 kilometres away from the snow-clad Chamoli, Nainital recorded a minimum temperature of six degrees Celsius on Sunday. “A Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Himalayan region on Friday with its peak activity on Saturday,” the meteorological department statement earlier said.
The snowfall in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh gave a reason to cheer for tourists. “Snow is an added attraction for the tourists,” DP Bhatia, a Shimla-based liaison officer with the Oberoi Group of hotels, told news agency IANS.
In Jammu and Kashmir, light rains in the plains and snowfall at higher altitudes were observed on Saturday. Fears of an impending dry summer have been a cause of worry as no significant snowfall was recorded in the Valley this winter.