Shimla, Jan 20
In the peak winter season people have found respite from the cold wave as day temperatures have plunged substantially recording, three to four degrees above Normal. However mercury in the night is being recorded normal.
The hills were warmer compared to the foothills or plains due to sunny and clear sky in the day, thus raising the temperature by three to four degrees above normal. The phenomenon of sudden increase in the temperature during days vis-a vis to the plain attributed to Thermal inversion by the weatherman.
Maximum temperature rise of Keylong was 0.6 degrees in Lahaul Spiti and five degrees above normal, Kalpa ten degrees is six degrees above normal, Manali 12.8 degrees, Bhuntar 20.9 degrees , Dalhousie 9.3 degrees and Kufri 6.6 degrees. The capital town recorded 13 degrees, Palampur 19 degrees ,Solan 21.2 degrees, Mandi 21 degrees, Chamba 20 degrees, Dharmshala 16.6 degrees, Sundernagar 22 degrees, Kangra 21.8 degrees, Una and Bilaspur 23 degrees(warmest), Hamirpur 22.8 degrees, Nahan in
Sirmaur 19 degrees respectively.
Minimum temperature of Keylong was minus ten degrees, Kalpa 2.6 degrees, Manali 0.4 degrees Shimla and Bhuntar 5.4 degrees, Dalhousie 4.9 degrees, Kufri 2.2 degrees, Palampur 3.5 degrees, Solan three degrees, Mandi 1.1 degrees, Chamba 2.8 degrees, Dharmshala 4.4 degrees, Sundernagar two degrees, Kangra four degrees, Una four degrees, Hamirpur 4.7 degrees, Bilaspur 4.5 degrees, Nahan 9.3 degrees respectively.
No change in the present weather system is likely to occur in the next 24 hrs, said the Met Office in a weather forecast. The Met Office however forecast inclement weather after 48 hrs in the state predicting rain or snowfall in some parts