Cold wave persists in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh on Friday with a number of places of tourist attraction in the state shivering at sub-zero temperatures, the meteorological department said.  The weatherman has predicted snow, rainfall in some places in the middle, low and high hills of the state and thundershowers in the plains from January 6 to 8.

The minimum temperatures were one to two notches below normal, the meteorological department said. Kufri, Manali, Bhuntar, Keylong and Kalpa shivered at sub-zero temperatures. Keylong recorded the lowest temperature in the state at minus 13 degrees Celsius. Kalpa in Kinnaur district registered a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, while Manali, Kufri and Bhuntar shivered at minus 3, minus 2.8 and minus 0.2 degrees Celsius respectively. The minimum temperature in Shimla and Dalhousie was 1.1 and 1.7 degrees Celsius respectively, he added. The maximum temperatures increased by a few notches on Friday. The highest temperature was recorded at Una at 21.6 degrees Celsius, he added.