Shimla: The intense cold wave conditions abated in mid and lower hills of Himachal Pradesh as dry weather prevailed in the region and mercury increased by few notches.
However, high altitude tribal areas continued to reel under piercing cold wave conditions with minimum temperature staying between minus 10 and minus 18 degrees Celsius while Keylong and Kalpa recorded a low of minus 7.4 and minus 3.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali minus 1.2, Bhuntar 3.8 and Sundernagar 6.3 degrees Celsius.
Una recorded a low of 7.4 degrees Celsius while Dharamsala and Solan recorded minimum temperatures at 8.6 and 9, followed by Shimla 9.7 and Nahan 15.2 degrees Celsius.
Sundernagar was hottest during the day with maximum temperature at 28.2 degrees Celsius, an increase of five notches, while Solan and Una recorded 27 and ?26.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Nahan 24.3, Bhunter 23.2, Dharamshala 21.4, Shimla 19.3, Manali 13.6 and Kalpa 9.2 degrees Celsius.
The local MeT office has predicted dry weather in the region during next 24 hours and and rains and snowfall at isolated places in lower, mid and high hills from February 25 omwards.