Forecasting the Peaks: Weather Report for Himachal Pradesh

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Ongoing rainfall activity is likely to decrease in Himachal Pradesh from tomorrow dated 30.04.24 for the subsequent 3-4 days. Heavy rainfall and snowfall occurred at isolated places over the state during the last 24 hours.

Himachal Pradesh Weather: In the summer capital Shimla Clouds covered the area. People are seen on Mall Road Shimla during this adverse weather condition. | Image Credit: Twitter.

Himachal Pradesh Weather: In the summer capital Shimla Clouds covered the area. People are seen on Mall Road Shimla during this adverse weather condition. | Image Credit: Twitter.

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Ongoing rainfall activity is likely to decrease in Himachal Pradesh from tomorrow dated 30.04.24 for the subsequent 3-4  days. The weather seems pleasant today, according to the Meteorological Centre at Shimla. In the summer capital Shimla, cloudy weather is recorded which causes diffused sunlight along with decreased visibility and temperature in this area. In catchment areas of Himachal Pradesh like Satluj, Beas, and Ranjit Nagar no significant weather is found. But in the area of Ranjit Sagar, there is the possibility of light precipitation at isolated places. And there is the possibility of light precipitation at isolated places in the districts of Chamba, Kullu, Kangra, Kinnaur, Shimla, and Lahaul- Spiti. In the remaining state of Himachal Pradesh, no significant weather is found.

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In the past 24 hours, light to moderate rain/snow occurred at most places and heavy rain/ snow occurred at isolated places over the state during the last 24 hours. Within this period, The area of lower Hills like districts Kangra, Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur, and the lower part of Mandi, Solan, and Sirmour recorded rainfall at isolated places, and tomorrow this remains dry. In the area of the Middle Hills like some parts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmour, and Mandi same weather as the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh prevails. Whereas, in areas of High Hills like Kinnaur, Lahaul, and Spiti, and some parts of Chamba and Kullu rainfall and snowfall are recorded at many places in Himachal Pradesh. And tomorrow this will continue as usual. Today appreciable fall in minimum temperatures and a marked fall in maximum temperatures during the last 24 hours. Minimum temperatures were appreciably below normal and maximum temperatures were barely below normal. Today the lowest temperature was recorded at Kukumaseri = -1.2 degrees Celsius, and the Maximum temperature was recorded at Paonta Sahib =34.0 Degrees Celsius. A fresh Western cyclonic disturbance will likely affect the Western Himalayan Region from 04th May 2024.

According to the Ministry of Earth Science and Meteorological Department of India. Today the chief amount of snowfall is traced in three areas of Himachal Pradesh that are Hansa ( 30cm ), Goodla ( 8cm ), Keylong & Kothi ( 7cm each ), and Kukumaseri ( 4cmm ). and rainfall is traced in many areas. Among these Manali received 8mm of rainfall which is the highest for the day. and in Sarahn, Keylong, Aghar, Pooh, Hamirpur, Pandoh, Sujanpur Tira, Ghamroor Kangra, Nadoon, Gohar, Reckong Peo Aws, Sundarnagr, Mandi, Baijnath, Chhatrari received 1mm of rainfall today which is the lowest for the day. And other areas of Himachal Pradesh also received rainfall today. And this ongoing weather condition will become pleasant from tomorrow.

Hansa is covered under snow, Today the highest snowfall is 30cm which was recorded at Hansa. The effect of snow is seen on trees as well as roads. | Image Credit: Twitter.
Hansa is covered under snow, Today the highest snowfall is 30cm which was recorded at Hansa. The effect of snow is seen on trees as well as roads. | Image Credit: Twitter.

According to the Ministry of Earth Science and Meteorological Department at Shimla Current Weather over the major cities of Himachal Pradesh is Keylong has the Coolest temperature among the major cities at 9.1 Degrees Celsius, accompanied by a high chance of rain at 99%. Following Keylong, Kufri offers a Slightly warmer climate at 15.3 Degrees Celsius with a 49% chance of precipitation. Moving on to Shimla, the temperature rises to 22.4 Degrees Celsius with a 70% chance of rain. Chamba and Sundernagar both experience warmer temperatures, with Chamba at 14.3 Degrees Celsius and a 100% chance of rain, while Sundernagar records 28.8 Degrees Celsius with a slightly higher chance of rain at 38%. Lastly, Kangra tops the temperature chart at 29 Degrees Celsius, but it has the lowest chance of rain among the cities at just 1%.

Today in Kala amb people are seen enjoying the pleasant weather the entire day. - DT Photo By Neha Singh
Today in Kala amb people are seen enjoying the pleasant weather the entire day. – DT Photo By Neha Singh

The weather condition and road status report given by Lahaul and Spiti police as of April 30, 2024, provides essential information for travelers in the region. Most stations reported clear weather conditions, ensuring smooth passage along the roads.   Keylong, Kaza, Sumdo, Udaipur,  Sissu, North Portal, and South Portal all indicate clear weather, with varying degrees of snow depth, ranging from 1 inch to 9 inches. These roads are open for traveling, ensuring convenience for visitors. However, the reports also highlight areas with road closures and advisories due to adverse weather conditions. Tindi station reports partially cloudy which causes diffused sunlight along with a decrease in temperature and visibility in this area. But not significantly, road closure due to unspecified reasons. This closure can disrupt travel plans for those intending to pass through this route. Specific road closures are noted in the remark section, providing detailed insights into the challenges faced by travelers. Darcha to Sarchu road is closed, indicating that potential hazards or blockages along this route. Similarly, the SKITI road from Tandi to Tindi is closed due to a landslide near Kadhu Nala, emphasizing the impact of the natural phenomenon on road accessibility. Further closures include the route from Lossar to Gramphu, underscoring the importance of staying informed about road conditions before embarking on journeys in mountainous regions prone to inclement weather and landslides. Additionally, the road from Darcha to Shinkula is closed due to snowfall.

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The report also includes advisory notices, such as the closure of SCP Darcha to Shinkula road due to snowfall, highlighting the proactive measures taken by authorities to ensure the safety of travelers. These advisories given by Lahaul & Spiti police give crucial information regarding weather conditions and road status. In summary, while most stations report favorable weather conditions and open roads, the presence of closures and advisories underscores the dynamic nature of mountainous terrain and the need for travelers to stay updated on weather forecasts and road status updates provided by local authorities. Such precautions are vital for ensuring safe and seamless travel experiences in Lahaul & Spiti.

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The safety advisory from Lahaul & Spiti police requests caution for travelers, especially in mountainous regions prone to adverse weather conditions. The authorities advise against traveling during extreme weather, such as snowfall and landslides, emphasizing the risks associated with such conditions. Authorities encourage travelers to prioritize safety and stay informed about road conditions before starting their journey.

This weather report for Himachal Pradesh provides a comprehensive overview of current conditions across different regions. With varying degrees of snowfall and rainfall, accompanied by occasional road closures due to landslides or heavy snow accumulation, travelers are advised to exercise caution and plan their journey accordingly. It’s crucial to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and road status updates. By staying informed and prepared, individuals can navigate through the diverse landscapes of Himachal Pradesh safely and enjoy their experiences in this beautiful region of India.

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Forecasting the Peaks: Weather Report for Himachal Pradesh

Neha Kumari is a promising Himachal Pradesh Weather Expert to the world of journalism, offering a fresh perspective on the Weather events of Himachal Pradesh. As a reporter for Diary Times, she has Experience of More than 5 years As a Intern At Skymet Weather Services to providing accurate and insightful coverage of the Weather report. With her passion for covering and commitment to factual reporting, I strives to bring readers the most reliable Weather news from the ground level.

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