Shimla gets warmer

June 19th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, June 19 (IANS) A day after showers, the Himachal Pradesh capital again saw the mercury rising Tuesday, recording a maximum of 27.9 degrees Celsius which was 3.5 degrees above average, the met office said here.

Located at a height of 7,000 feet above sea level, Shimla recorded 31.5 mm of rain Monday. The mercury had Monday settled at 26.5 degrees Celsius.

An official at the meteorological office here told IANS that Una town was the hottest at 41.4 degrees Celsius.

Dharamsala in Kangra district, which saw 6.2 mm of rain, recorded a high of 34.2 degrees Celsius, while it was 26 degrees in Kalpa in Kinnaur district and 29.9 degrees in Manali in Kullu district.

The met department said dry conditions would prevail across the state.

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