Shimla(Agencies): People of Himachal Pradesh got some respite on Saturday from the cold  as mercury continued its upward trend and stayed three to 12 degrees above normal.
Capital Shimla recorded a minimum of 9.1 deg C, eight degrees above normal, while Nahan and Palampur recorded 12.9 deg C and 12.5 deg C respectively.

In mid and lower hills, the night temperature rose by three to five degrees with Mandi, Bhuntar, Una and Sundernagar  recorded 9.8 deg C, 9.2 deg C, 8.4 deg C and 8.2 deg C, respectively.
The minimum rose significantly in tribal areas also with Kalpa and Keylong in Kinnaur-Lahaul and Spiti Districts recording 2 deg C and minus 6.2 deg C, four degrees above normal.
The capital was also warmer during the day with the maximum temperature at 21.0 deg C, 11.8 degrees above normal while Solan, Mandi and Sundernagar recorded a high of 25.5 deg C, 24.8 deg C and 24.5 deg C, respectively.
In Una, both Bhuntar and Nahan recorded 22.5 deg C.
In tribal areas,Udaipur and Lahaul received another spell of mild snowfall while Saloni, Manali and Nurpur witnessed mild rains.
sky remained overcast in the region and the MET office has predicted snow or rain at isolated places in lower and higher hills in the next 48 hours.