Shimla’s temperature 6 degrees above averageMay 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday were unusually hot with prominent tourist spots recording maximum temperatures two to five degrees above the average, the weather office here said. Shimla’s maximum temperature was six degrees Celsius above the average.
The met office has predicted no relief from sizzling heat this week.
“Temperatures across the state remained on the higher side due to lack of rains. The maximum temperature remained above normal,” a weather official told IANS.
Shimla’s maximum temperature was six degrees above the average for this time of the year. It recorded a high of 29.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 19.4 degrees Celsius.
Popular tourist resorts like Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Chamba and Dalhousie were also experiencing much hotter weather.
“Una town was the hottest in the state with a high of 42.8 degrees Celsius,” said the official.
Dharamsala, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile, also experienced a high of 34.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees above average. The town has been experiencing night temperatures at 23.9 degrees Celsius.
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti, whose high hills were still covered with snow, also saw a rise in temperatures. The minimum temperature of Keylong was 7.2 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22.7 degrees Celsius.
The picturesque Kalpa, some 250 km from here, recorded a maximum temperature of 23.6 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 10 degrees Celsius.
“There is nothing unusual. Prolonged dry spell generally keeps the temperatures above the normal,” the met office said.
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