Fog engulfed towns along the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers while thick ground frost occurred in mid and higher hills in the morning hours, affecting vehicular traffic.
Keylong and Kalpa in tribal districts of Lahual and Spiti and Kinnaur recorded minimum temperature at minus 6 degree Celsius and minus 1.8 degrees Celsius while high altitude tribal areas reeled under shivering cold wave conditions with mercury ranging between minus 8 to minus 13 degrees Celsius.
The key tourist resort of Manali and Bhuntar recorded minimum temperatures at minus 1.4 degrees Celsius and 1.9 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal while Solan, Sundernagar and Chamba recorded a low of 3 Degrees Celsius, 3.6 degrees Celsius and 4.6 degrees Celsius respectively, 3 degrees below normal.
Palampur, Una and Shimla recorded minimum temperature at 6.4 degrees Celsius while Nahan recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius, 3.5 degrees Celsius below normal.
However, the maximum day temperatures remained close to normal and was hottest with a high of 26 degrees Celsius, followed by Sundernagar 25.4 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 24.2 degrees Celsius, Solan and Bhuntar 23 degrees Celsisus, Nahan 22.4 degrees Celsius, Shimla 17 degrees Celsius and Kalpa 14 degrees Celsius.
The local MeT office has predicted dry weather in the region over next five days with no improvement in minimum temperatures.


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