Temperatures rise in HP as WD weakens

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Shimla, Jun 6 (UNI) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh rose by a few degrees today as the Western Disturbance (WD) weakened following which there was rain in the state during the day.

The minimum temperature at Shimla town rose by a few notches to 14.2 degrees as against 13.8 degree Celsius recorded and this the met office said was still a degree below normal.

However, the town's day temperature rose by over three degrees today to stand at 23 degrees, but still a degree below normal for this period of the year.

The met office said isolated places in the state experienced light overnight showers with the tourist resort of Dharamshala in Kangra district being the wettest place in the state with 24 mm rain followed by 13.6 mm at Nahan in Sirmaur district.

Both Shimla and Una towns experienced 10.4 mm rain during the night, while Sundernagar recorded 3.8 mm overnight rain.

The met office said the maximum temperature rose by three degrees to 33, while Dharamshala recorded a day temperature of 26.8 degrees in comparison to yesterday's high of 20.8 degrees.

The day temperature at Kalpa in Kinnuar district also rose by about two degrees to 23.1 degree, it said.

However, the minimum temperatures at Bhuntar, Kalpa, Dharamshala and Una towns fell to 16.6, 6.6, 16.7 and 18.6 degrees Celsius respectively.

The met office has forecast rain at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hrs.

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