Snowfall Brings Down Mercury

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(Tribune)

Heavy snowfall in the hilly areas today brought down mercury in the state. According to the Met Department, the state is likely to receive more snow and rain in the next 48 hours.The Char Dham region comprising — Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath — also received snowfall, the Met Office said. The weather is muggy in Pithoragarh and nearby areas and rains have been predicted there.Snowfall has also been reported from Nanda Devi, Rajrambha, Pancha Chuli, Nandaphaat and the valleys of Darma and Vyas.Met Director Vikram Singh said snowfall was expected in areas 3,500 metres above the sea level. In the lower regions, rainfall is likely.

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