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Temp heading north in Himachal too

chandigarh Updated: Jun 01, 2012 22:48 IST

The effect of the ongoing heat wave can be sensed in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, with the mercury hovering around 4 to 7 degrees Celsius above normal across the state.

Shimla continues to reel under unusually high temperature. The mercury here touched 31.9 degrees Celsius on Friday, 7.5 degrees above normal.

The highest temperature in the capital city was recorded at 32.4 degrees Celsius in 2010, Meteorological officials said.

The rise in temperature forced the locals as well as tourists to remain indoors during the daytime.

Kalpa in remote Kinnaur district, where temperature remain below zero during winters, has recorded 26.4 degrees Celsius, 4 degrees above normal.

Una, which borders neighbouring Punjab, is topping the chart with 45.2 degrees Celsius recorded on Friday, which is 6 degrees above normal.

Dharamsala, another famous tourist destination, is also facing heat wave with the mercury touching 36.6 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees above normal.

Famous tourist destination Manali is also reeling under abnormally high temperature, which has touched 31.4 degrees Celsius this season, 5 degrees above normal.

Director of meteorological department Manmohan Singh said that the long dry spell was responsible for the high temperature. Expect no respite for another week, he cautioned.

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