Over the past 8 years in the Indian city of Shimla not seen such a snowfall, which is just one day completely covered him with a white shroud. 24 hours in the city fell 38.6 cm of snow, which in January will not be repeated in 2005. Then the record was 33.2 cm, and in the next two years, there was no snow at all, and in 2008, for the entire month fell only 1 cm of precipitation. Then they saw a slight annual increase, while in January 2013 will not happen real breakthrough.
Now, two days to a number of Shimla fell 63.6 cm of snow, which, by the meteorologists, came to India by circulating cyclone from the west. Observers note that the city never fell out so much snow to paralyze life in the city for more than two weeks, or it happened in a fairly distant past.
Now tourists are forced to hire porters to leave the city and go saddled several kilometers to the nearest place where traffic is possible. In addition to the record snowfall in January gave the city a new record high temperature, which is 5,8 ° C instead of 5,6 ° C.