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Shimla records temperature of 25.6 degrees, hottest March day in 7 years

The state capital town Shimla recorded its highest ever day temperature in March in the last seven years on Tuesday.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2017 21:17 IST
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Shimla Met centre said that the day and night temperature has increased by two to three degree Celsius in the last 24 hours. (Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

The state capital town Shimla recorded its highest ever day temperature in March in the last seven years on Tuesday.

As per data available with the state metrological department, the maximum temperature of Shimla town was recorded at 25.6°C.

In 2010, the temperature was recorded at 25.8°C. “It is the third highest temperature recorded. As per records with the Met department, the highest temperature was recorded in March 2004 at 27.2 °C,” said Manmohan Singh, Shimla Meteorological centre director.

The Met department has predicted warm weather during the next two days and western disturbance is also expected in the first week of April. If it rains, the temperature would come down, he added.

On Tuesday, others parts of the state also recorded the high day temperature. Sundernagar recorded the maximum with at 33.4°C, Bhuntar 28.7°C, Dharamshala 26.8°C, Nahan recorded 32.2°C and Solan recorded at 30.6°C.

Though snow and rain is expected in isolated places of high-altitude areas but there is no respite from the sweltering heat.  Shimla Met centre said that the day and night temperature has increased by two to three degree Celsius in the last 24 hours.