Avalanche threat in HP as day becomes warmer

Shimla, Feb 12 (PTI) Rise in day temperature increasedthreat of avalanche in high-altitude areas of HimachalPradesh, where the minimum temperature came up marginally dueto an overcast sky across the region.

Nahan was warmest place recording a minimum of 14.3degree Celsius while Shimla recorded a minimum of 8.8 deg C.

Sundernagar recorded a minimum of 6.1 deg C, followedby Bhuntar (6.2), Solan (7.5) and Mandi (8.3).

Nahan was hottest during the day also with maximumtemperature surging to 24.9 deg C.

Solan recorded a maximum of 24.0 deg C, followed bySundernagar (19.9), Mandi (19) and Bhuntar (15.8). The maximumtemperature dropped to 14.4 in Shimla.

Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district recordedminimum temperature of minus 6.4 deg C and a maximumtemperature of 7.9 deg C, four and eleven degree above normal.

Avalanche threat loomed large over high altitudetribal areas due to rise in day temperature and people wereadvised not to venture out during the day time.

Meanwhile, higher altitude areas in tribal belt hadanother spell of moderate snowfall while MeT office haspredicted rains or snow in lower, mid and higher hills andtribal areas during next 72 hours.

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