Shimla records hottest day at 28.3 degrees
Shimla, June 2 (UNI) Shimla town of Himachal Pradesh today recorded the hottest day of the summer season with the maximum temperature soaring to 28.3 degree Celsius, the met office said.
The maximum temperature of the state capital was more than four degrees at 28.3 degree Celsius, while the minimum at 18.2 degrees was 1.2 degrees above normal.
The met office said Una town was the hottest place in the state at over 41 degrees, crossing the 40 degree mark for the second successive day today.
Yesterday, Una town had recorded a maximum of 40.2 degrees and a minimum of 19 degree Celsius.
The maximum at Sundernagar soared to 38, degrees followed by 35.4 at Bhuntar, 34.1 at Dharamshala and 36 degrees at Solan town, it said.
Dharamshala in Kangra town recorded a minimum temperature of 21.6 degree Celsius, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded lows of 18.3 and 14.4 degree Celsius respectively.
The maximum at Kalpa in Kinnuar district also rose to 7.7 degrees, which was two to three degrees above normal, the met office said.
Overcast conditions were prevailing in the town by evening with strong velocity winds blowing followed by intermittent rains, forcing locals and tourists to scoury for cover.
The met office has predicted rains and thundershowers at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hrs.