Himachal Pradesh Weather Condition

In Himachal Pradesh, cold conditions have increased after light rain in lower hills and fresh snowfall in upper parts of the state. Capital city Shimla is also experiencing intermittent rainfall.

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As per the meteorological department, a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snowfall accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning in the eight districts of Himachal Pradesh – Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti—is likely to occur on Friday, November 22.

The department issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of harsh or hazardous weather, with ‘yellow’ indicating least danger.

Meanwhile, Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti continued to be the coldest place in the state at a minimum temperature of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius. Besides, the minimum temperature in Kinnaur’s Kalpa was 1.6 degrees Celsius.

In Manali, Kufri, Shimla and Dalhousie, the minimum temperature was 2.4, 6.7, 7.3 and 8.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

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Himachal Pradesh Visiting Timing

The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is when the weather settles down after a heavy rainstorm and gusty winds. The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is spring and summer. You can plan a trip to Himachal between February and June. This beautiful hilly state also undergoes a wonderful transformation during the winters, i.e. between October and February, making it a perfect time to experience snow.

Himachal Pradesh in Summer 

The temperature in Himachal during summer ranges between 5°C and 24°C, keeping the air comforting during the peak daytime while it can sometimes drop down to about 3.2°C in the night time. However, the climate is cooler than the mainland because of the high altitude, plenty of forests and fresh mountain breeze. The summer season is an ideal time for shopping, sightseeing, trekking, etc.you can also participate in various activities that take place during this season like paragliding, go-carting, zorbing, hot air ballooning and a lot more. Besides, the beautiful fields, rivers, ponds, fruit orchards leave the tourists mesmerised.

Himachal Pradesh in Monsoon 

Travellers should visit Himachal Pradesh only at the beginning of the rainy season, preferably in June, because the state witnesses heavy rainfall throughout July to mid-September. There are also chances of landslides, erosion and floods during this time of the year, which limits the areas tourists can explore. If you are planning to visit Himachal during low or moderate rainy days, you can go to Dharamsala, Kullu, Manali, Solang, Shoghi and Mashobra. The natural terrain is also quite popular for monsoon trekking, nature exploration and bird watching. One can also participate in the annual celebrations like the Mainjar festival, Rakhi, Phulaich, La Darcha Fair, which is held every monsoon in August.

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Himachal Pradesh in Winter 

Himachal Pradesh receives snowfall during the winter season. The temperature gets freezing with snowfall in several regions between October and February in the state. It varies from 0°C to 13°C depending on the altitude. Winter is the best time to explore the temples and monasteries in the state.

You can also participate in the annual festivals like Himachal Winter Carnival, Dusshera, Lohri, Halda, Ice Skating Carnival and the International Himalayan Festival. Besides, the Himachali terrain is challenging yet attractive during the winter season and you can take part in activities like skiing and other winter sports that are operational only in the winter season. The best time for trekking is between October and November; however, the climate is also suitable for skiing, paragliding and sledge rides amidst beautiful snow-clad locations between December and February. 

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