Himachal shivers as cold wave intensifies

December 24th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) The cold wave tightened its grip on Himachal Pradesh Friday with Keylong turning out to be the coldest town in the state at a minimum temperature of minus 7.1 degrees Celsius.The night temperature in Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, was down by 2.1 degrees Celsius compared to Thursday. The maximum temperature was 4.1 degrees Celsius Thursday, the Met Office said.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of minus 4 degrees, while the temperature was minus 0.6 degree at Bhuntar in Kullu district, 4.7 degrees at Dharamsala in Kangra district, and minus one degree at Solan town, a meteorological department release said here.

Shimla recorded a minimum of 2.7 degrees, a slight fall from Thursday’s 3.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum stayed at 13.8 degrees Thursday.

Weatherman, however, said the state would not see any snow or rain in the coming few days.

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