Yes, Munnar Recorded Sub-Zero Temperatures But It Never Snowed

Yes, Munnar Recorded Sub-Zero Temperatures But It Never Snowed

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CLAIM

A photo circulating on Twitter, which shows cars covered in snow, implies that it had snowed in Munnar, Kerala, earlier this week.

The Toyota Innova car with a Kerala registration plate, which is visible in the photo, further reinforces the claim that the image was taken in Munnar.

The post was shared by popular cinematographer Santosh Sivan on Twitter, who claimed in his tweet that the photo was from Munnar, a popular hill station in Kerala.

At the time of writing this article, the tweet had close to 3,000 likes and over 300 retweets.

TRUE OR FALSE?

Munnar recorded sub-zero temperatures on 4 January, but there was no snowfall in the region.

Kerala Tourism also clarified on Twitter that the photo was possibly clicked in Himachal Pradesh’s Manali or some other location by a group travelling from Kerala.

FROST, NOT SNOW IN MUNNAR

Although it didn’t snow, there was frost in Munnar as temperatures dropped since the start of the new year.

In a winter surprise for visitors at the hill station, temperatures hit as low as -3 degree Celsius on Friday, 4 January.

According to The Indian Express, the temperature was so low that morning dew had turned into frost, giving the impression of snow clad hills.

Speaking to The News Minute, several resort owners said tourists continued to throng the hill station despite the drastic weather. Around 3,500 tourists reportedly visited the Eravikulam National Park in the last few days.

Similarly, temperatures in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, also hit a new low of 5.1 degree Celsius on 4 January, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

(With inputs from The Indian Express and The News Minute)

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