Biting cold wave condition tightens grip on Himachal

Published: 09 February, 2018 20:43 IST | PTI | Shimla

Biting cold wave conditions further tightened its grip as minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches in the state while maximum temperatures fluctuated marginally

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Biting cold wave conditions further tightened its grip as minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches in the state while maximum temperatures fluctuated marginally. The local MeT office has warned of heavy rains and snow at isolated places in the mid and high hills on Sunday and Monday.
Keylong, in tribal Lahaul and Spiti, was the coldest during the day with minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Kalpa at minus 3 degrees Celsius, Manali at minus 1 degree Celsius, Solan at 1.5 degrees Celsius, and Shimla, Bilaspur and Sundernagar at 2.1 degrees Celsius each, while Bhuntar and Palampur recorded 3 degrees Celsius each.

Hamirpur recorded 4 degrees Celsius during the day, followed by Una at 5.2 degrees Celsius and Nahan at 6.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperatures witnessed marginal fluctuations and Una, with 24.2 degrees Celsius, was the hottest during the day, followed by Sundernagar at 20.3 degrees Celsius, Bhuntar at 20.2 degrees Celsius, Mandi at 22.1 degrees Celsius, Hamirpur at 21.9 degrees Celsius, Bilaspur at 21 degrees Celsius, Nahan at 18.5 degrees Celsius, Solan at 17 degrees Celsius, Palampur at 15.8 degrees Celsius, Manali at 14 degrees Celsius, Shimla at 12.6 degrees Celsius, Kalpa at 10.2 degrees Celsius and Keylong at 3.7 degrees Celsius.

The local MeT office has predicted rain and snow at isolated places in the mid and high hills tomorrow, rain and thunder showers in most places in the low hills, and rains and snow in the mid and high hills from February 11 to 13.

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