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Himachal Pradesh experiences scorching heatwave, Mercury touches 40

Shimla, April 15

Himachal Pradesh is currently experiencing a scorching heatwave in the middle of April, with temperatures in the foothills reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius. The orchards in the region, including apple, stone, and mango, are blooming with flowers and producing tiny fruits. Meanwhile, farmers are harvesting Rabi crops in areas like Poantashaib, Dhaulakaun, Baddi Barotiwala, and Nalagarh.

According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature in Una was recorded at 39 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees above normal and the highest of this season. The state capital, Shimla, and tourist capital, Dharmshala, are expected to see heavy footfalls of tourists over the weekend, with temperatures recorded at 24.5 and 30 degrees Celsius, respectively. Other tourist resorts such as Manali, Dalhousie, Narkanda, and Kufri also reported warm temperatures.

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Temperatures above 33 degrees Celsius were recorded in the mid hills area of Sirmour, Bilaspur, Solan, Una, Kangra, and Hamirpur district. Mandi and Bilaspur saw temperatures near 34.6 degrees Celsius, while Chamba recorded 34.8 degrees Celsius, and Nahan, Kangra, and Sundernagar recorded 33 degrees Celsius.

Although weathermen predict a light to moderate spell of rain and thundershowers in the next two days, Friday was the warmest day in the mid hills and high reaches.


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