Coldwave conditions unabated in HP

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Shimla, Mar 12 (UNI) The high altitude tribal areas and other higher hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to shiver under piercing cold wave conditions after intermittent snowfall during the past 24 hours, while the mid and lower hills had some respite from cold, as day temperatures rose marginally.

The minimum night temperatures ranged between minus seven and minus 15 degrees in the tribal valleys of Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi valley of Chamba district, while it shot up by 10 to 15 degrees as bright sunshine greeted the region during the day.

The wet snow started melting fast in Lahaul valley as temperature rose to eleven degrees Celsius.

The state capital Shimla had 16.7 mm of rains till afternoon, while the sky remained heavily overcast. The minimum temperature stayed at 5.3 degrees, while the day temperature increased marginally to 12.3 degrees.

Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded a high of 23.2 and 22.4 degree and a low of 12.5 and 10.5 degrees Celsius respectively, chilly winds continued to sweep Shimla and adjoining areas, while weather remained clear in Kullu, Manali, Mandi, Kangra and other places.

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