Shimla: Winter continued to tighten its grip on the higher reaches on Wednesday and Keylong became the coldest place in Himachal Pradesh, the temperature slipping well below the freezing point, the Met office said.
"Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest place in the state. It recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.9 degrees Celsius," an official at the meteorological department told IANS here.
Kalpa in Kinnaur district was the second coldest place with a minimum temperature of 1.2 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in Shimla stood at 5.8 degrees Celsius, while Dharamsala recorded a low of 8.2 degrees and Manali 0.2 degree Celsius.
The Met Office said dry weather would continue in the state till Saturday.