GANGTOK, Dec 15 � Higher reaches of the North and East districts of Sikkim experienced the season�s first snowfall late evening yesterday.
Meteorological office chief K Singh said that Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang Valley and higher up, the Thangu region in the North district experiences about three feet of snowfall dipping the mercury to minus six degree.
Nathula border, Tsomgo Lake and the Kupup village near Nathula in the East district sharing border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China (TAR) also experienced moderate snowfall. The frozen Tsomgo Lake added to the delight of the winter tourists visiting the State.
Temperatures plummeted in capital Gangtok with the day temperature being about 12 degrees Centigrade and the night at about six degrees, which is likely to go down in the days to come.