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SNOWFALL AT TIGER HILL

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 09:15 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 03:27 [IST]

SNOWFALL AT TIGER HILL

DARJEELING,: Locals and tourists rushed to Tiger Hill, about 12 km away from here at an altitude of 2560 m, early Wednesday morning following news of snowfall in the popular tourism spot.
Tiger Hill, much visited as a sunrise point, experienced snowfall since 6 am in the morning which continued for more than five hours. Continuous rainfall did not deter the people to see and experience the snowfall. About 3 inch snowfall had accumulated by the afternoon hours.
Snowfall was also reported from high altitude areas of Dhotrey, Sandakhpu, Phalut, Rimbick and Garibas.
Day temperature in Darjeeling town dipped to 6 degrees.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi