Mercury drops in Mussoorie after hailstorm

Dehradun, Feb 13 (IANS) The mercury dropped drastically in the hill station of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand on Tuesday as a major hailstorm hit the town.

All roads in the town, including the famous mall road, were covered by a thick white layer of hail as traffic was disrupted and people preferred to stay indoors in the morning. It has also been raining in many parts of the hill state for the last 24 hours.

The minimum temperature recorded was minus one degrees Celsius.

Hail and rain accompanied by lightning will continue over the next 24 hours, the weatherman predicted.

There has also been snowfall in Dhanolti, Nagtibba, Burashkhanda and Surkunda, neighbouring Mussoorie.

Due to the high day temperatures, the tourism industry suffered here but now people feel a little change in the weather could ring in some business before winter bids goodbye this season.

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