Shimla sizzles at 29.1 degrees Celsius

Shimla, May 23 (Calcutta Tube) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle Sunday with Una recording a maximum temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius and the state capital Shimla a high of 29.1 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.

‘Most of the towns Sunday recorded a maximum temperature of three to seven notches above the average, mainly due to lack of rains,’ Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS.

He said Shimla’s maximum temperature was seven notches above the average.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a high of 37.4 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature in Bhuntar in Kullu district was 29.2 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala in Kangra district was 35.8 degrees Celsius and Kalpa in Kinnaur district was 21 degrees Celsius.

The Met department said the weather would largely remain dry Monday.

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