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Shimla, Feb 9
The Winter coldwave, rain and snowfall was highly deficient in foothills and midhill however it is deficient to slightly normal in the upper hills.
This was stated by Indian Meterogical Department that the high anomalies and departure in rain, snow and temperature in this winter season is unlikely to change as monthly and weekly report of state cummalative perciptation was released on Thursday.
During past week, light rain or snow marked the hill weather however mainly sunny day and overcast night pushed up Mercury at many places of the state.
Highest Maximum temperature in last week was at Una recorded 27.8 degree Celsius (Una) on 05th Feb 2023 and Keylong in Lahual Spiti district was lowest Minimum at minus 12.4 deg  on 08th Feb 2023.
Chief Amount of Rain, Snow over previous week (in mm/cm) recorded on February 3 at Barsar in Hamirpur: 1.4 mm, Koksar had 2.2 and  3.8 cm snow on Feb 3 and 4 respectively.
On February 6 Bharmaur and Tinder in Chamba district had 12.3 and 8.7 mm rain and Udaipur and Koksar  7.6 and 3.4 cm snow.
On  February  7,  Jubbal in Shimla and Banjar(Kullu) had 22.4 and 19.4 mm rain and  Koksar and Kothi  11 and  7.5cm snow.
On February 9 Koksar had 3.2 cm snow and Keylong one cm. Keylong also received six cm fresh snow in the day and Manali had two mm rain and Dalhousie one mm.
In the month of January Solan recorded minus 49 percent deficient rain or snow, Mandi minus 47 pc , Kinnaur minus 44 pc, Shimla minus 31 pc, Bilaspur minus 23 pc, Hamirpur minus 22 pc and Lahaul-Spiti 18 pc morover, Kangra had 22 pc excess and  Lahaul-Spiti and Una 18 and 16 pc  normal rainfall. Sirmaur had minus nine pc, Kullu and Chamba minus 6 normal rain.
Issuing extended temprature forecast IMD said the state is likely to continue to face anomaly in rainfall in first and second week of this month predominately. Maximum temperatures for next week shall be predominantly normal in all the districts and below Minimum in parts Chamba, Kullu, Mandi and Shimla.
In the 2nd week of this month maximum and minimum temperature would be predominantly normal to above normal.
On Feb 9, the minimum temperature improvised by two to three degrees as Shimla 8.8 degrees and 5.3 above normal, Sundernagar 4.2 degree, Kalpa minus 2.2 degrees Dharamshala 8.2, Una 6.4, Nahan 11.9, Keylong -8.2, Solan 3.8,  Manali 1.8, Kangra 6.6, Mandi 5, Bilaspur 7 Hamirpur 5.3, Chamba 6 Dalhousie 7, Jubberhatti airport 7.5, Kufri 4.7 and Narakanda 2.2 degrees respectively. Forecasting Weather for next three days Met office issued yellow alert of heavy rain and Snowfall at isolated places and rain and snowfall at most places in mid and high reaches and many places foothills. On February 11 state likely to have rain or snow in few places in mid and high reaches and mainly dry weather in the foot hills.


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