GANGTOK- The first snowfall of the season occurred in Sikkim on December 27 amid severe cold and severe cold wave, due to which many districts of the state were wrapped in a white sheet.
Parts of North Sikkim such as Lachung and higher reaches of the hill region received a good amount of snowfall, triggering a severe cold wave in the state and its adjoining areas.
Meanwhile, according to the India Meteorological Department (Sikkim), capital Gangtok recorded a daily minimum temperature of 6 degrees Celsius. Let us tell you that Sikkim is facing severe cold for the last 48 hours. Meanwhile, a good number of tourists are coming to Sikkim due to snowfall.
Travel planners have started getting bookings from across the country. The hill state turned into a white wonder as it snowed in some parts of the state while plummeting temperatures forced residents to stay indoors.
In the early morning hours of December 27, about 4,500 houses were damaged in four districts of Upper Assam following heavy hailstorm. Around 18,000 families have been affected by the hailstorm and the government is providing necessary assistance to the victims.