Mercury dips as rain hits Shimla

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 20:05 IST

The weather took a sudden turn in the state capital as squall hit the town on Tuesday afternoon with mild rainfall. Fresh rainfall lowered the temperatures across the state.

The maximum temperature was decreased by 2 to 3° Celsius while the minimum temperature remained almost unchanged. In the last 24 hours, some areas of the district have received mild rainfall while some apple and cherry growing areas were hit by hailstorms.

The meteorological centre director Manmohan Singh said due to fresh western disturbance winds, the weather took sudden a turn. “For the next 24 hours there may be rainfall at lower and middle altitude areas, while the weather will be dry at most of the places,” he said, adding more rains was expected after May 31. The minimum temperature in the town was recorded at 14.4° Celsius while the maximum temperature was recorded at 23° Celsius. Manali shivered at a low of 7.2° Celsius. In Dharmshala the minimum temperature was 16.2° Celsius with maximum at 29.4° Celsius.

The meteorological centre said that in Kotkhai 12 mm rainfall was recorded during the past 24 hours while it was 6 mm in Jubbal, 3 mm each in Kumarsain and Bajura and 2 mm each in Kharapathar and Bhandal.

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