Solang Valley

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Solang Valley
Solang Valley ,Manali, Himachal Pardes, India.JPG
Solang Valley
Floor elevation2,560 m (8,400 feet)
Geography
LocationManali, India
Coordinates32°18′58″N 77°09′25″E / 32.316°N 77.157°E / 32.316; 77.157Coordinates: 32°18′58″N 77°09′25″E / 32.316°N 77.157°E / 32.316; 77.157
Solang Valley Welcome sign. 2010

Solang Valley derives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nallah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.

Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort.[citation needed] A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.

Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200-metre hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. A Ski Himalayas Ropeway was recently opened.[1]

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Climate[edit]

Snowfall in Manali

The climate in Solang Valley is very cold during winter and moderately chilly during summer. The temperatures ranges from −12 °C (10 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) over the year with the hottest day crossing 25 °C (77 °F) and the coldest day going below −10 °C (14 °F). The average temperature during summer is between 5 °C (41 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F), and between −12 °C (10 °F) to 8 °C (46 °F) in the winter.

Climate data for Solang valley , Record temperatures are from (2018–2019)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
6.0
(42.8)
17.0
(62.6)
21.0
(69.8)
25.7
(78.3)
25.8
(78.4)
25.7
(78.3)
24.2
(75.6)
22.1
(71.8)
17.3
(63.1)
12.6
(54.7)
8.8
(47.8)
25.8
(78.4)
Average high °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
1.8
(35.2)
8.2
(46.8)
17.0
(62.6)
18.0
(64.4)
22
(72)
21.3
(70.3)
20.0
(68.0)
17.5
(63.5)
13.0
(55.4)
7.8
(46.0)
5.0
(41.0)
12.8
(55.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.0
(28.4)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.7
(36.9)
10.3
(50.5)
11.8
(53.2)
15.3
(59.5)
16.3
(61.3)
15.6
(60.1)
13.3
(55.9)
7.9
(46.2)
3.7
(38.7)
0.9
(33.6)
7.9
(46.1)
Average low °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−4.8
(23.4)
−2.8
(27.0)
3.7
(38.7)
5.6
(42.1)
8.6
(47.5)
11.3
(52.3)
11.3
(52.3)
9.1
(48.4)
2.9
(37.2)
−0.3
(31.5)
−3.2
(26.2)
3.0
(37.4)
Record low °C (°F) −12.8
(9.0)
−9.0
(15.8)
−6.6
(20.1)
−0.8
(30.6)
3.0
(37.4)
5.5
(41.9)
9.0
(48.2)
8.2
(46.8)
6.2
(43.2)
0.0
(32.0)
−4.6
(23.7)
−10.0
(14.0)
−12.8
(9.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 143
(5.6)
130
(5.1)
191
(7.5)
137
(5.4)
121
(4.8)
80
(3.1)
266
(10.5)
239
(9.4)
152
(6.0)
71
(2.8)
31
(1.2)
66
(2.6)
1,627
(64)
Source: SASE ( Not enough data to show all time record high and low temperatures)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Himachal US". Himachal US. Retrieved 25 March 2022.