Heat wave continues in Himachal hills

June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The heat wave continued in the hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday, with temperatures being recorded three to seven degrees above avrage. In some areas, it crossed 42 degrees Celsius.

“Most of the towns were unusually hot, mainly due to lack of rains,” an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.

Una town was the hottest in the state with a high of 44 degrees Celsius. In some areas of Himachal Pradesh the temperature crossed 42 degrees Celsius.

He said Shimla’s maximum temperature was seven notches above the average. The town located at a height of 7,000 feet above sea level saw a high of 31 degrees Celsius.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a high of 40.5 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature in Bhuntar in Kullu district was 38.2 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala in Kangra was at 36.2 degrees Celsius and Kalpa in Kinnaur district was at 26.6 degrees Celsius.

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