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Slight respite from scorching heat in Himachal Pradesh


Press Trust of India Shimla
People living in the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh had some respite from the scorching heat as a severe thunderstorm accompanied by a squall brought down the day temperatures by a few notches.
Shimla and other parts of the state were lashed by a squall and hailstorm, reducing visibility at some places. The hailstorm disrupted power supply and uprooted trees at a few places.
Sundernagar and Dharamshala recorded 11 mm and 4.4 mm of rainfall till this evening. The hailstorm and squall caused damage to stone fruit crops and standing wheat crops in mid hills.
The MeT department here has predicted wet spell in the mid and higher hills for the next six days.
Una recorded a high of 39.8 degrees Celsius while Bilaspur and Sundernagar recorded a maximum temperature of 36.3 degrees Celsius and 34.9 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Bhuntar recorded a maximum temperature of 32.5 degrees Celsius, 32.2 degrees Celsius in Nahan, 31.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamshala, 30.8 degrees Celsius in Mandi, 30.4 degrees Celsius in Solan, 28.5 degrees Celsius in Palampur, 25.4 degrees Celsius in Shimla, 20.2 degrees Celsius in Kalpa and 17.7 degrees Celsius in Keylong.
Manali recorded a maximum temperature of 8.4 degrees Celsius, followed by 13.5 degrees Celsius in Bhuntar, 14.6 degrees Celsius in Shimla, 15.5 degrees Celsius in Sundernagar and Solan, 16.4 degrees Celsius in Dharamshala, 18.5 degrees Celsius in Palampur and Una, and 20.5 degrees Celsius in Nahan.
Keylong and Kalpa in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts recorded a low of 4.8 degrees Celsius and 7.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The MeT department has warned of thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hailstorm in the lower and mid hills tomorrow.

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 8:40 PM IST

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