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Mercury dips in Kerala; Munnar covered with frost

Munnar hill station in Kerala was covered in a blanket of frost.

Mercury dips in Kerala; Munnar covered with frost

Kerala's famous hill station of Munnar has been experiencing sub-zero temperatures since New Year.

Mercury dips in Kerala; Munnar covered with frost

While it hasn’t snowed here, the temperatures are low enough to turn due into frost every morning, giving the region a coat of white.

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Situated at an altitude ranging from 1,450 meters (4,760 ft) to 2,695 meters (8,842 ft), the hill station is not new to low temperatures, but things have not been this cold in the past decade.

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In fact, most of Kerala has been experiencing relative low temperatures over the past few weeks.

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Munnar’s temperature went as low as -3 degrees Celsius last Wednesday, affecting hectares of tea plantations in the region.

Many towns are experiencing lowers temperatures ranging from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, which is really rare in balmy Kerala, at least not in recent decades.

Even the Kerala tourism department tweeted about the chilly surprise as frost turned grasslands into white carpets.