Coldwave intensifies as night temperatures fall in HP

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Shimla, Feb 11 (UNI) Cold wave conditions have intensified in Himachal Pradesh where night temperatures plummeted between two to four degrees in all high and mid hills, including Shimla, despite clear blue sky for the third day today.

The minimum temperature at Shimla fell to minus point three degrees as compared to 1.3 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday, while the night temperature at Keylong, headquarter of the tribal district of Lahaul Spiti, tumbled to minus 15.9 degrees Celsius.

Kalpa in Kinnuar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 9.4 degrees as against minus 10 degrees recorded yesterday.

The night temperature at the famous tourist resort of Manali rose by a degree to stand at minus 5.2 degrees Celsius as against minus 6.4 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday.

The met office said the night temperature at Solan was point seven followed by point nine at Una, 1.4 at Bhuntar, 2.1 at Sundernagar and 2.7 degrees at Dharamshala town in Kangra district.

However, the minimum temperatures in the higher altitude areas of the tribal distrcit were being recorded between minus 15 to minus 25 following which all natural water sources had again frozen in the entire region.

Shimla recorded the day temperature of 10.2 degrees, while Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Kalpa recorded temperatures of 17.5, 17.2 and 3.9 degrees Celsius respectively.

The sky was mainly clear across the state, including the tribal districts of Lahaul Spiti, Kinnuar, Kullu and Chamba, and the met office said dry weather conditions would remain in the state for the next 24 hrs.

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