Shimla: The high reaches of Himachal Pradesh are still reeling under intense cold-wave conditions, keeping mercury many degrees below the freezing point. The sky remained partly cloudy during the day in most parts of the state.
Giving no respite from the intense cold wave sweeping across the entire tribal belt, which has been snowpacked for last one week, low temperature forced people to remain homebound today as well. The headquarters of Lahaual-Spiti district, Keylong, was the coldest place in the state with minimum at minus 12.1 degree Celsius, followed by Kalpa in Kinnuar at minus eight degrees, four degrees below normal.
Solan was cold at 1.6 degrees, Shimla 2.5 degree and Una at 3.8 degrees, Sunderngar in Mandi district at four degrees, respectively. The minimum of Dharamshala and Palampur in Kangra district was five degrees each and Mandi 5.6 degrees, Bhuntar in Kullu district at seven degrees and Nahan in Sirmour 9.7 degrees, respectively. Met office said dry weather conditions are likely to prevail in the coming three days in the state.