Cold wave continues in Himachal; rain, snowfall likely

 Intense cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today even as minimum temperatures rose marginally due to clouded sky.

Shimla: Intense cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today even as minimum temperatures rose marginally due to clouded sky.

The MeT office predicted heavy rains and snow at some places in higher hills tomorrow and light to moderate rains at some places on January 15 and January 16.

In the state capital Shimla, the minimum temperature dropped from 11.2 degrees to 4.7 degrees while it dipped to minus 1.2 degrees at Una in Shivalik foothills and minus 1 degrees at Kalpa and minus 3.2 degrees at Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti.

Solan shivered at 2 degrees while Sundernagar recorded a low of 2.8 degrees followed by Manali at 3 degrees, Bhuntar 4.5 degrees, Nahan and Dharamsala at 5.5 degrees and Palampur 6 degrees.

The high altitude tribal areas reeled under biting cold wave conditions with minimum temperature staying between minus 10 and minus 18 degree.

The maximum temperatures dropped marginally with Una recording a high of 19 degrees followed by Solan 18.5 degrees, Nahan17.6 degrees, Sundernagar 16.8 degrees, Shimla 15 degrees, Dharamshala 14.2 degrees, Bhunter 13.4 degrees, Manali 11 degrees and Kalpa 8 degrees. 

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