Overcast conditions in HP

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Shimla, May 13 (UNI) Overcast conditions are prevailing in Himachal Pradesh due to the presence of Western Disturbance (WD) in Jammu and Kashmir and other adjoining areas following which night temperatures rose marginally across the state.

Mid and lower hills, including the tourist resort of Shimla, were under a thick layer of clouds since last evening following which the night temperatures rose marginally across the state.

The met office said the town also recorded 12.9 mm rain during the last 24 hrs up to 0830 hrs, while Bhuntar in Kullu district recorded 4.6 mm rains.

Shimla town recorded a slight decline in the minimum temperature to 11.4 as compared to 12.8 degree Celsius recorded yesterday, it said.

The minimum temperature at Sundernagar rose to 15.6, 12.4 at Bhuntar, 16.7 in the tourist resort of Dharamshala, 15.5 at Mandi and 25.1 degree Celsius at Nahan.

Kalpa in Kinnuar district recorded one degree rise in the night temperature, which stood at four degrees, while Keylong recorded 5.1, Una 16.7, Palampur 17.4 and Solan 13.6 degree Celsius.

However, the maximum temperatures across the state fell by a few degrees with Shimla recording a high of 20.1 as against 23.2 degree Celsius recorded yesterday.

Sundernagar recorded a maximum temperature of 30.7, Bhuntar 27, Kalpa 20.3 and Dharamshala 29.2 degrees, the met office said Overcast conditions were also prevailing over the tribal districts of Kinnuar, Chamba, Kullu and Lahaul Spiti due to the presence of WD.

Shimla town and several other towns and tourist resorts also recorded light intermittent showers during the day.

The met office has forecast overcast conditions in the state during the next 24 hrs.

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