While thick fog lay heavy on the plains of northern India, it was yet another sunny day in the hills of Himachal Pradesh with a marginal rise in the temperature on Thursday owing to prolonged sunny conditions, the Met Office here said.
It forecast no rain or snowfall in the state till this weekend.
"What a sunny weather in Shimla these days," said Arpit Duggal, a tourist from Delhi. "A great relief here compared to the prevailing foggy weather in the plains," his wife Radhika added.
The state capital recorded a minimum temperature of eight degrees Celsius.
Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of 2.4 degrees, while it was 12.8 degrees at Dharamsala and four degrees in Manali.
Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the state with a low of 0.6 degree Celsius.
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