Shimla shivers at -0.6 deg Celsius
As mercury plummets further, most parts of the state are reeling under sub-zero temperatures with persistent cold wave conditions.india Updated: Jan 08, 2013 00:33 IST
As mercury plummets further, most parts of the state are reeling under sub-zero temperatures with persistent cold wave conditions.
Shimla experienced the coldest night of the season with the minimum temperature dipping to -0.6 degrees Celsius.
The tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti was the coldest with minimum temperatures in Keylong dipping to -10.9 degrees Celsius followed by Kinnaur district with the minimum temperature recorded at -6.2 degrees Celsius.
Other non-tribal areas that had subzero temperatures included Manali -4.0 degrees Celsius, Solan -3.6, Bhunter -0.8 and Sundernager -0.9.
Meanwhile, Bhunter was hottest in the day with the maximum temperature at 17 degrees Celsius, followed by Sundernagar at 16.9, Dharamsala 15.8, Solan 15.5 and Nahan 15 degrees Celsius.
Manmahan Singh, director, meteorological department, Shimla, said, "While there was no record-breaking cold in the capital town of Shimla, however Shimla experienced the coldest night of the season with the temperature falling to -0.6 degrees Celsius, which was -3 degrees Celsius departure from the normal."
The entire state would witness a dry spell with continued cold-wave conditions in the next few days as there was no Western Disturbance in sight, he added.