Thundershowers lash HP

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Shimla, May 10 (UNI) Thundershowers lashed several places in Himachal Pradesh, while the tribal areas of Pangi and Bharmaur in Chamba experienced mild snowfall during the last 24 hours, plummeting the temperature across the state, the met office said.

The minimum temperature across the state fell by a few degrees with Kalpa in Kinnaur recording a fall of over two degrees in the night temperature, which stood at 2.6 degrees celsius.

The minimum temperature of Shimla town also fell by about two degrees to stand 12.7 degrees as compared to 14 degrees recorded yesterday.

The met office said the night temperature at Sundernagar fell by about five degrees to stand at 13.7 degrees, while it stood at 12 degrees at Bhuntar.

The minimum temperature in the famous tourist sport of Dharamshala fell by a few notches to 17.3 degrees as against 17.7 degrees recorded yesterday.

Thundershowers lashed the hill state's capital town this evening followed by strong winds following which the day temperature in the town stood at 21.2 degrees, the met office said adding that the town also recorded 3.3 mm rain during the last 24 hours.

The remote areas of Pangi and Bharmaur in Chamba district experienced mild snowfall, while thick cloud cover was prevailing over the other tribal districts of Lahaul Spiti and Kullu.

Light showers also lashed Rekong Peo the district headquarter of the tribal Kinnuar district.

Sundernagar and Bhuntar both recorded day temperature at 29.4 degrees each followed by 18.9 at Kalpa and 30.5 degrees Celsius at Dharamshala.

The met office has forecast light to moderate thundershowers and hailstorm at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hours.

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