The Indian Meteorological Department warned that thunderstorm accompanied by squall or hailstorm may hit parts of this hill State in coming 2 days as dark clouds hover in the sky giving no relent from inclement weather.
The Shimla Met Office Director Mr. Manmohan Singh said that a western disturbance was in the air as cyclonic circulation lies of over Caspian Sea and adjoining Afghanistan are likely to affect parts of Himachal Pradesh. He said that WD may bring light to moderate rain and thunderstorm from March 19 onwards and hailstorm is also expected in foot and mid-hill areas of the state.
The minimum temperatures slightly increase as Keylong recorded -4 degrees as that of -7.5 degrees of yesterday while Manali and Kalpa recorded low at 3 degrees and 1.2 degrees.
The minimum temperature of Shimla was at 9 degrees, Sundernagar 8.5 degrees, Bhunter 6 degrees, Dharamshala 9.8 degrees, Una 12.5 degrees, Nahan 13.5 degrees, Solan 7 degrees and Kangra 12 degrees respectively.