High altitude tribal areas groaned under Arctic conditions as mercury stayed 18 to 28 degrees below freezing point. (Agencies)
Bharmaur in tribal area recorded a low of minus 9.1 degrees Celsius, followed by Kalpa minus 2.6 degrees Celsius, Keylong minus 2.1 degrees Celsius and Manali zero degree Celsius.
Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by icy winds accompanied with showers and sky remained heavily overcast.
Jakoo, Kufri and Narkanda witnessed mild snowfall while mid and lower hills receives widespread rains.
Shimla recorded minimum temperature at 4.9 degrees Celsius, followed by Dharamsala 6.6 degrees C, Solan 7 degrees C, Bhuntar and Palampur 8.3 degrees C, Nahan 8.6 degrees C, Sundernagar 9.1degrees C and Una 10.2 degrees Celsius.
Kalpa and Sangla recorded 5 cm to 10 cm of snowfall respectively while Rohtang pass received 15 cm of snowfall.
Moderate intermittent rains lashed the mid hills and Kumarsain recorded 16 mm of rains, followed by Manali and Tinder 10 mm, Bharmaur 8 mm , Tissa 5 mm and Rampur 4 mm.
Una was warmest in the region with maximum day temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius while Nahan and Sundernagar recorded a high of 19.7 degrees Celsius and 19.degrees Celsius, followed by Solan 18, Dharamshala 15.2, Bhunter 14.2, Shimla 12.9 and Kalpa 1.6 degrees Celsius.
The local MeT office has predicted dry weather in the region over the next four days, and rains and snowfall at isolated places from March 10 onwards.
High altitude tribal areas groaned under Arctic conditions as mercury stayed 18 to 28 degrees below freezing point.