Himachal hills simmer at over 40 degrees Celsius

May 14th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Shimla, May 13 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to simmer Thursday with temperatures in some parts touching 42.2 degrees Celsius.
“Temperatures across the state continued to move up. The maximum temperature remained above average by two to eight degrees Celsius,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS.

He said Una town, adjoining Punjab, was the hottest in the state with a high of 42.2 degrees Celsius.

Shimla recorded a maximum temperature at 28.6 degrees Celsius against Wednesday’s high of 26.8 degrees Celsius.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a maximum of 37.3 degrees Celsius, Bhuntar in Kullu district saw 29.2 degrees Celsius and Kalpa in Kinnaur district marked a high of 19.4 degrees Celsius.

The Met Department said the mid and high hills are likely to experience rain Friday.

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