The high altitude tribal areas and mountain passes reeled under arctic conditions with minimum temperature ranging between minus 16 and minus 27 degrees Celsius.
Keylong and Kalpa in Tribal Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur districts recorded minimum temperatures at minus 13.4 degrees and minus 8.8 degrees followed by Manali at minus 2.8 degrees, Una 1.0 degree, Bhuntar 1.5 degrees, Solan 2.5 degrees,Sundernagar 2.8 degrees, Shimla and Palampur 4.2 degrees, Dharamsala 4.8 degrees and Nahan 8.9 degrees Celsius.
Thick ground frost occurred in mid and higher hills and water pipes froze at many places in higher hills during the morning hours.
The region had a clear day in the morning but sky was partially overcast and strong winds swept the region.The maximum temperatures dropped by one to three degrees and Una was hottest with a high temperature of 20.5 degrees.

Nahan recorded maximum temperature of 18.3 degrees followed by Sundernagar 16.8 degrees, Solan 16.2 degrees, Dharamshala 15.6 degrees, Bhunter 14.5 degrees, Manali 11.8 degrees, Shimla 11.5 degrees and Kalpa 2.4 degrees.

The local Met office predicted rain or snowfall at some places on Saturday and dry weather in the region from February 8 onwards.

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