State gets relief from scorching heat, rain in store
Cloudy weather on Saturday brought some respite from the heat wave conditions that was prevailing across the state as the day temperature witnessed a marginal fall.india Updated: May 25, 2013 23:55 IST
Cloudy weather on Saturday brought some respite from the heat wave conditions that was prevailing across the state as the day temperature witnessed a marginal fall.
However, most of the prominent tourist spots recorded temperatures two to five degrees above average, the meteorological office said here.
As compared to Friday, the day temperature fell by 2.2 degrees Celsius - from 30.7 to 28.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Una was the hottest at 44.8 degrees Celsius, but the temperature had dipped as compared to Friday (45.2 degrees Celsius). The lowest minimum temperature was recorded at Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti at 11.2 degrees Celsius.
According to Met officials, the weather was dry across the state in the past 24 hours and heat wave conditions continued to prevail in lower parts of the state that includes Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts.
However, the Met office has indicated relief in the offing with rain and thundershowers predicted across the state on Sunday. There is a possibility of rain or thundershowers in isolated places in mid hills and high hills, while weather would remain dry in lower hills, according to the meteorological department.
Likewise, Dharamsala recorded a maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius and Una registered 43.6 degrees Celsius. These towns a day earlier had recorded a high of 36.8 and 44.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Meteorological department, Shimla, director Manmohan Singh said fresh western disturbances (WD) that prevailed over Jammu and Kashmir was likely to affect the temperatures in the state for two more days - May 26 and 27 - and there would be possibility of rain. However, after the passing of WD, the temperatures would rise again, he added.
Last year, the highest day temperature recorded in May was 31.9 degrees Celsius on May 31, he added.
First Published: May 25, 2013 23:54 IST