Bright sunshine greeted the people in Shimla and other lower hills in the morning, but sky became heavily overcast as the day advanced.
    
However, higher reaches and tribal areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Pangi and Bharmaur received another spell of mild snowfall, intensifying the cold wave conditions.
    
The minimum temperature dipped to minus 13.0 degrees C at Bharmaur while Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti recorded a low of minus 12.8 degrees Celsius against minus 8.7 degree the previous day.
    
Kalpa in Kinnaur district and key tourist resort of Manali recorded minimum temperature at minus 2.4 degrees C and minus 2.0 degrees C while Bhuntar, Shimla, Solan and Sundernagar Shivered at 0.5 degree c, 1.1 degrees C, 1.5 degrees C and 1.6 degrees C.
    
Una in Shiwalik foothills recorded a low of 2.0 degrees C while Palampur and Nahan recorded the minimum temperature at 3.8 degrees C, followed by Dharamsala - 5.6 degrees Celsius.
    
Thick fog engulfed the towns around the river banks in the morning while ground frost occurred in mid and higher hills.
    
The local MeT office has predicted rains or snow in mid and higher hills in the next four days.

(Agencies)

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