High altitude tribal areas groaned under biting cold wave conditions with mercury staying five to ten degrees below freezing point.
    
Keylong and Kalpa in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur recorded minimum temperature at minus 0.4 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius while Manali and Solan recorded a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius and 5.0 degrees Celsius, three deg below normal, followed by Sundernager 7.6 Degrees Celsius, Bhuntar 8.2 degrees Celsius, Shimla, Una and Palampur 8.5 degrees Celsius, Nahan 9.9 degrees Celsius and Dharamsala 12.5 degree Celsius.
    
The maximum temperature dropped by few notches and Una recorded a high of 25.2 deg followed by Dharamshala and Bhuntar 24.8 degrees Celsius and 24.0 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 22.9 degrees Celsius, Solan 22.5 degrees Celsius, Nahan 21.7 degrees Celsius, Shimla 17.9 degrees Celsius and Kalpa 14.6 degree Celsius.
    
The local MeT office has predicted rains and snowfall at many places in lower, mid and higher hills during next two days.

(Agencies)

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