Temperature rises in Himachal

June 12th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, June 12 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced warm weather Saturday, with the state’s Una town recording a high of 38.6 degrees Celsius, an official said.

“Temperatures soared due to the ongoing dry spell. Shimla recorded a maximum temperature at 25.2 degrees Celsius, two degrees above the average for this time of the year,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office, told IANS.

Dharamsala, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile, recorded 35.2 degrees Celsius, five notches above average.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a maximum of 35.9 degrees Celsius, Bhuntar in Kullu district, 29.8 degrees and Kalpa in Kinnaur district, 20.8 degrees.

The met department said there could be light rain or thundershowers Sunday in some parts of the state.

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