Snow falls in Darjeeling… v Darjeelingu padá sníh!

V Darjeelingu sněží, slavný vrcholek Tiger Hill nad městem je pod sněhem… a strana za samostatný stát Gorkhaland – Gorkha Janmukti Morcha si opět vynutila uzavření darjeelingské oblasti, tentokrát na 7 dní.

Darjeeling experiences heavy snow fall on places like Tiger Hill. A seven-day shutdown called by theGorkha Janmukti Morcha, in support of its Gorkhaland statehooddemand, begins tomorrow in the Darjeeling hills.

Comment on weather from Chamong Tee Exports:
The snowfall is not on the tea estates, but on the regions slightly higher up. The snowfall does not normally come into any garden, as the tea has been planted scientifically after study and snowfall is not good for tea. There has been some rain in the tea growing areas and the weather at the moment is moist and good and conducive for first flush production, scheduled to commence in March. However, it is much too cold at the moment to predict when cropping will start, which will only begin, once it warms up. So far all indications are for a normal first flush. However, the problem with the rain and snow at this time of the year, is that this could be followed by some hail, which is detrimental for the tea growing areas, as it

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