Shimla touches record high 32.4ºC



Shimla: The maximum temperature in Shimla today reached a record high of 32.4ºC, highest ever temperature recorded here, which was 8.3 degree C above normal. The previous highest temperature was 31.7 degree Celsius on May 20, 2004 and before it, it was 30.8 degree Celsius on June 13, 1932.

According to Met office in-charge Manmohan Singh, the day was warmest in the state as Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala recorded highest ever temperatures. The industrial township of Baddi was hottest in the state at 45 degree Celsius, followed by Una at 44.8 degrees, which was seven degrees above normal.

The maximum at Mandi was 42.2ºC., which was 7 deg C above the normal temperature. Previous, highest temperature was 42.1 deg C on May 31, 1978. Dharamsala recorded 38.2 deg C, which is second ever highest temperature in Dharamsala, 6.7 deg C more than the normal temperature. The highest temperature ever recorded in Dharamsala is 38.6 deg C, which was recorded on May 31, 1988. Maximum of Sundernagar in Mandi was 41.3 degree Celsius, +7; Kalpa 38.6 degrees Celsius, which was 8 degree above normal; Nahan 37.5 degrees; and Solan 36.5 degrees.

Under the influence of Western Disturbances, light to moderate rain/thundershower is likely to occur at many places during next 48 hours. Fall in maximum temperature is expected by 5-6 deg C during the next two to three days.

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