Mercury continues to rise in Himachal Pradesh, Una hottest at 29.6°C

MeT office has issued yellow warning of hailstorm, lightning

Mercury continues to rise in Himachal Pradesh, Una hottest at 29.6°C

Tourists capture the scenic beauty of Manali. Photo: Jai Kumar

Shimla, February 22

Notwithstanding the MeT office warning of hailstorm, thunderstorm and lightning at several places in mid and lower hills of the state, the minimum and maximum temperature continued to rise and stayed four to eleven degree above normal.

The MeT office has issued a yellow warning of thunderstorm, hailstorm and lightning in Chamba and Kangra district from February 24 to 26, Bilaspur and Kullu districts on February 25 and 26, Hamirpur on February 24 and 26, Una and Sirmaur districts on February 26 and Solan district on February 24 and also predicted rain and snow at isolated places in mid and higher hills for next six days from February 23 to 28.

The day temperature rose to 29.6 degree Celsius at Una, six degree above normal, while Kalpa and Shimla and Bhuntar recorded a high of 17.5 degree, 20.9 degree and 26.2 degree eleven, nine degree and eight degree above normal.

The minimum temperature rose by few notches and Shimla recorded the night temperature at 11.5 degree, eight degree above normal, while Nahan was hottest during the night with 15.3 degree, seven degree above normal. Keylong was coldest at night with a low of 0.2 degree. — TNS

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