Chill in HP as night temperatures fall

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Shimla, Feb 26 (UNI) Night temperatures continue to decline in Himachal Pradesh due to frost following clear blue sky across the state today, the met office said.

Despite clear sky, the minimum temperatures fell by a few notches to stand at three degrees Celsius at Shimla as against 3.4 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday.

The met office said Sundernagar recorded a sharp decline in night temperature to 3.7 degrees Celsius as compared to 6.2 degrees recorded yesterday.

Similarly, the minimum temperature at Bhuntar fell to 2.1, minus 4.5 at Kalpa, 5.3 at Dharamshala, five at Manali, 9.7 at Nahan, 5.7 at Una town and five degrees at Solan, it said.

However, the day temperatures rose appreciably at almost all places in state with the maximum at Shimla settling at 15.4 followed by 23.9 at Sundernagar, 22.3 at Bhuntar and 7.5 degrees at Kalpa in Kinnuar district.

The sky was mainly clear across the state during the last 24 hrs with no part of state recording rain or snow after a weekend Western Disturbance (WD) lying over the adjoining state of Jammu and Kashmir brought isolated rains in the lower areas and mild snow in the higher altitude areas of the state during the last few days.

The met office has forecast mainly clear sky in the state during the next 24 hrs.

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