Severe frost lowers night temperatures in HP

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Shimla, Feb 12 (UNI) Severe frost pulled down night temperatures across Himachal Pradesh, which is presently recording two to four degrees below normal.

The night temperature at Shimla town fell by a few notches to stand at minus point seven, as against point three recorded yesterday.

The met office said this was about four degrees below normal for this period of the year, while Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti's district headquarter, and Kalpa recorded minimum temperatures of minus 15.4 and 9.2 degree Celsius respectively.

The minimum temperature at Sundernagar fell to zero degrees as against 2.1 degrees recorded yesterday, while Bhuntar recorded one degree, Dharamshala 1.7, Una 1.2.

It said the night temperature at the famous tourist resort of Manali rose appreciably to 1.6 degrees as compared to minus 5.2 degrees recorded yesterday.

Shimla, Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded maximum temperatures of 9.6, 17.9 and 17 degrees respectively, while it rose by a few notches to stand at 13.4 degrees as compared to 12.8 degrees recorded yesterday.

The met office said higher altitude areas of the tribal district of Kinnuar district experienced mild intermittent snow last night even as bright sunshine greeted the people of the district during the day.

Meanwhile, official sources said helicopter was likely to undertake three flights to the tribal district of Lahaul Spiti tomorrow to ferry local people, including patients too and fro.

However, the flight would only be undertaken only if the weather permitted, the sources added.

The sky was mainly clear across the state and the met office has predicted another bright and a sunny day tomorrow.

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