Shimla becomes a 'hot spot' as temperatures soar

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Shimla, May 27 (ANI): Shimla is experiencing 'hot' weather with temperature touching 30.9 degree Celsius.

"From the very beginning, we have never seen the temperature crossing 27 to 28 degrees (Celsius), but this time it has crossed 30 degrees, so it is a very unexpected incident that has never happened before," said Ashok Kukreja.

Meteorologists feel that the lack of rainfall in neighbouring states have affected the temperature of Shimla.

"If we talk about Himachal Pradesh as a whole, as recently there has been no rainfall so the temperature has been rising, it is much more than normal temperature. And since in the neighbouring areas like Punjab, Delhi, Haryana there has been no rainfall, it has affected our area as well," Singh said.

Usually, until the onset of the monsoon, the months of May and June are the hottest in the country, with the temperatures often in the range of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius at many places.

However, this year the mercury shot beyond the 50 degree Celsius mark in May in parts of the country, portending extreme temperatures ahead. (ANI)

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