No respite from cold, icy wind sweeps Himachal

Dharamsala: Icy winds continued to sweep Himachal Pradesh even as it was a bright day with sun shining in most of the areas on Saturday.

With upper mountain ranges experiencing light to moderate snowfall, there was no respite from extreme cold conditions.

Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, was the coldest at minimum minus 11.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Kalpa in Kinaur district at minus 5.6 deg C.

Elsewhere, Manali recorded a low of minus 2.2 deg C and Solan minus 0.2 deg C.

The minimum temperature in Shimla was 0.5 deg C. Dharamsala was comparatively warmer at 4.7 deg C.