The cold wave intensified in Himachal Pradesh on Christmas, with the mercury falling to negative 9.4 degree Celsius in Keylong and Manali reeling at minus 3.2 degree Celsius from 5.30 pm on Monday (24 December) to 8.30 am on Tuesday (25 December), reports Business Standard.
Director of meteorological centre at Shimla, Manmohan Singh told that Kalpa, Solan, Bhuntar, Sundernagar and Seobagh were among the areas that witnessed sub-zero temperatures during the period.
Keylong, which is the administrative centre of the tribal Lahaul-Spiti district, was the coldest place in the state, Singh added.
Kalpa, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.6 degree celsius, Seobagh minus 1.7 degree celsius, Bhuntar at minus one degree celsius, Sundernagar at minus 0.7 degree celsius and Solan at minus 0.4 degree Celsius, he added.
However, in Shimla, the minimum temperature recorded was 1.7 degrees Celsius during the period. Meanwhile, Kufri remained at 0.8 degree Celsius, and Dalhousie witnessed temperature of 1.1 degrees celsius.
Although nights and morning in the state are intensely cold, the weather in Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Chail, Kasauli, Dharamsala, Palampur, Dalhousie and Manali is "warmer" in the day as the hill destinations have been experiencing long hours of sunny weather for over a fortnight and the day temperatures in most places have risen.
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