Rise in mercury, higher reaches continue to receive snow

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Shimla, Jan 29 (UNI) Higher reaches of the Himachal Pradesh continue to receive intermittent snowfall, while lower areas of the state had recorded marginal rise in mercury.

Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts of the state were under continues intermittent snowfall. More than two cm of snow has been recorded at Recong Peo in Kinnaur district. Low lying areas have been reported under heavy overcast, and no snow had been recorded after the mild snowfall of forenoon there.

Simultaneously Manali had also witnessed the mild snowfall in the early hours of the day.

During the early morning hours, minimum temperature at Kalpa, stood at minus 8.5 degrees, but later despite the heavy overcast conditions the temperature soared up and hovered around minus 0.5 degree Celsius.

Slightly warm day had affected a rise in day temperature and the minimum temperatures at the different locations around state recorded a rise.

Shimla town recorded a sharp plunge of couple of points in night temperature and stood at O.2 degree Celsius, and slightly warm day here also increase the day temperature and it stood at 8.7 degrees Celsius.

Night temperatures in the mid and lower hills of the state had plummeted by a few points and the minimum temperature at Sundernagar has been recorded at 1.1 and maximum day temperature was 15.0, at Dharamshala maximum day temperature had been recorded 10.4 degrees Celsius.

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