The hill queen on Saturday felt the heat of sweltering wave sweeping across the north India as it recorded the highest day time temperature of the season. The temperature rose to 31.4 degrees celsius.
The temperature in the state was recorded 5 notches above the normal level. The recorded highest temperature of the capital is 32.4 degrees in 2010.
The meteorological department has forecast dry weather for six days and the temperature of Shimla was expected to cross 32 degrees mark. “There is no western disturbance wind on cards and dry weather can result in more increase in temperature,” said Shimla Meteorological centre director Manmohan Singh.
According to the weather report issued by the meteorological department, Shimla town can touch 32 degrees mark in second week of June.
Minimum temperature of Shimla was 20.8 degrees celsius. Shimla may have touched the highest mark of season but has no impact on tourism sector. Tourist influx is increasing in the tourist resorts of the state, including Shimla and Manali. “Shimla recorded highest temperature of summer but the weather is pleasant in evening time unlike the plains,” said a hotelier.
Highest temperature in the state was recorded in Una. It recorded 44 degrees celsius followed by Sundarnagar 40.4 degree celsius, Nahan 39. 8 degrees, Kangra 39.1 degrees, Solan 37.6 degrees, Bhuntar 37.2 degrees and Dharmshala 35.2 degrees.
Manali recorded highest temperature of 26.4 degrees celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.6 degrees. Shimla recorded minimum temperature of 20.8 degrees while Dharmshala recorded minimum 18.8 degrees.
Minimum temperature in the state was recorded in Keylong at 8.4 degrees while Una recorded minimum temperature of 21.7 degrees.
Due to no rain for last two weeks, half of the state has been reeling under heat wave for the past couple of days. Heat wave conditions were prevailing in Una, Sirmaur, Bilaspur, Hamirpur and some parts of Mandi and Kangra districts.