The temperature during the day increased by 1° Celsius to 2° Celsius in the state, giving respite from the cold conditions, while the temperature during the night remained unchanged.
The state witnessed dry weather throughout the day, while cold wave swept the higher altitudes in the evening. Shimla meteorological centre, meanwhile, has predicted dry weather across the state, barring light snow at isolated places in higher altitude areas.
Shimla Met centre director Manmohan Singh said chances of snowfall were bleak, but higher mountains might receive mild snowfall at isolated places in 24 hours. “Weather will remain dry and temperature during the day may further rise in the state,” he said.
The low temperature in Shimla was recorded at 4.3° Celsius, Sundernagar 1° Celsius, Bhuntar 0.7° Celsius, Dharamsala 3.8° Celsius, Una 2° Celsius, Nahan 3.5° Celsius, Palampur 3° Celsius, Solan 2.4° Celsius and Mandi 4.1° Celsius.
Keylong of Lahaul and Spiti district was coldest in the state with -8.9° Celsius, while Kalpa of Kinnaur district recorded minimum at -5° Celsius. Famous tourist town Manali recorded minimum at -3° Celsius.
Shimla's maximum temperature was recorded at 12.1° Celsius, Sundernagar 18.6° Celsius, Bhuntar 17° Celsius, Dharamsala 14.2° Celsius, Nahan 15.9° Celsius and Manali 8° Celsius.