Shimla: Intense cold wave conditions held
their grip in Himachal Pradesh, with overcast skies and icy
winds lashing the region and sub-zero temperatures in some
parts, even as minimum temperatures rose marginally.
Minimum temperatures rose to 3.5 degrees C in the state
capital Shimla and Mandi, while Solan reeled under piercing
cold wave conditions with a low of 1.0 degrees C followed by
Sundernagar at 1.9 degrees C, Bhuntar at 2.6 degrees C and
Dharamsala at 2.7 degrees C.
Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district was slightly
warmer with minimum temperatures rising to minus 11.4 degrees
C against minus 16.9 degrees C yesterday.
Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus
3.5 degrees C.
The town of Una was cold at 3.2 degrees C with Mandi
settling at 3.5 degrees C, Palampur at 4.0 degrees C and Nahan
at 5.4 degrees C, two degrees below normal.
Meanwhile, maximum temperatures remained steady and close
to normal but Shimla and Keylong recorded a high of 13.7
degrees C and 0.7 degrees C, six degrees above normal.
Una recorded a high of 20.0 degrees C while Solan and
Nahan recorded maximum temperatures of 19.1 degrees C and 18.1
degrees C respectively.
Foggy conditions prevailed in towns of Kullu, Mandi,
Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Rampur, hampering vehicular traffic
in the morning hours.
The local MeT office has predicted isolated rains or
snowfall at some places across the state during the next 48