Shimla sees season's hottest day

Shimla, Shimla recorded the season's hottest day Thursday with maximum temperature at 30.9 degrees Celsius, a Met official said, blaming the unusually high temperatures on lack of rain.

The high was a rise from Wednesday's 29.6 degrees, while the minimum temperature Thursday was recorded at 19.7 degrees.

Una town was the hottest place in the state, recording a maximum of 44.3 degrees Celsius, an official of the local meteorological office told IANS.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a maximum of 39.3 degrees Celsius; Manali in Kullu district saw 26.2 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala in Kangra district saw 33.8 degrees Celsius and Kalpa in Kinnaur district marked a high of 25.4 degrees Celsius.

The met official said lack of showers in the past few days was mainly responsible for the high temperatures.

The Met office has forecast dry weather across the state till Sunday.

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