Icy winds sweep Uttarakhand as hill state receives heavy snowfall

Snowfall continued in the hills of Mukteshwar in Nainital district, which recorded a minimum of minus 8.7 degree Celsius, while rains lashed various places in Kumaon region, including Pantnagar and Pithoragarh, the MeT Department said. Dehradun in Garhwal belt recorded a minimum of 8.3 degree Celsius, but overnight showers accompanied by thunders lashed the city adding to the chilly conditions. Though the residents awoke to a bright sunny morning on Saturday, there was no let-up in cold with icy winds blowing, it said. The snow-clad mountains of Dhanaulti could also be seen from Dehradun. Located about 25 kms from Mussoorie, the majestic hills of Dhanaulti are usually visible from the state capital on a clear day. The MeT Department said the weather was likely to clear at most places in the state on Sunday leading to a drop in minimum and a rise in maximum temperatures.

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