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Snowfall in parts yet record high temp in Himachal

Weather remained mostly dry in rest of the state despite partially cloudy sky

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Publish Date: Sep 4 2016 7:31AM | Updated Date: Sep 4 2016 7:31AM

Snowfall in parts yet record high temp in Himachal

The high-altitude tribal areas of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday received mild snowfall, while Palampur witnessed moderate rainfall, causing a fall in minimum temperatures.

The weather remained mostly dry in rest of the state despite partially overcast sky. However, minimum temperatures dropped.

Keylong and Kalpa in tribal areas recorded minimum temperatures of 10.4 degrees Celsius and 11.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

Manali and Shimla registered a low of 12.0 degrees Celsius and 14.3 degrees Celsius, followed by Palampur 16.0 degrees Celsius; Solan 17.5 degrees Celsius and Dharamsala 18.5 degrees Celsius.

Una was hottest in the region with maximum temperatures settling at 34.6 degrees Celsius, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded a high of 31.7 degrees Celsius and 31.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

Palampur in Kangra district recorded 14 mm of rain, while Kalpa, Kasol and Manikaran recorded 1 mm of rainfall each.

The monsoon rain deficit increased to 19 per cent as the state recorded 587.9 mm average rainfall from June 1 to September 3 against normal rainfall of 722.1 mm.