Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh had marginal relief from piercing cold wave conditions, which abated due to rise of two to four degrees Celsius in maximum day temperatures.

The maximum temperatures stayed two to seven degrees above normal as the region had bright sunshine while minimum temperatures rose by one to three degrees.

The mercury touched 25 degrees mark with Sundernagar, Una an Bhuntar recording a high of 24.9 degree Celsius, 24.8 degree Celsius and 24.7 degree respectively while Nahan recorded maximum temperature at 23.9 degree, followed by Solan 21.8 degree, Dharamsala 18.8 degree and Kalpa 04.6 degree.

The state capital Shimla recorded a high of 19.1 deg C, 7.5 deg above normal. The minimum temperatures improved by one to two degrees to stay at minus 3.5 degree Celsius and minus 3.0 degree Celsius at Keylong and Kapla in tribal districts of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur, while Manali recorded a low of 2.4 degree ,followed by Saluni 4.5 degree, Solan 6.0 degree, Bhuntar 6.2 degree, Sundernagar 6.4 degree and Nahan 8.6 degree, two to three degrees above normal.

Dharamsala was hottest during the night with a low of 10.2 degree Celsius while Palampur and Shimla recorded minimum temperatures at 9.5 degree and 6.8 degree, three degrees Celsius above normal.

The local MeT office has predicted heavy rains at isolated places in Chamba and Kangra district on Wednesday and rains and thunderstorm at some places in mid and lower hills.


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