Mercury plummets in Shimla

May 11th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by admin  

Shimla, May 11 (IANS) Thunder showers along with hail struck Shimla and other resort towns of Himachal Pradesh Sunday, sharply bringing down the mercury. The minimum temperature here fell to 9.5 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature stood at 19.9 degrees Celsius Sunday. On Saturday, the minimum temperature was 14.5 degrees Celsius.

The unusual cold spell forced many to pull out their woollens in this popular resort town, which is bursting with tourists.

Thunder showers also lashed nearby resorts of Kufri, Wildflower Hall, Chail, Narkanda and Kasauli.

The hill state has been experiencing a wet weather spell for the past few days.

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