Mercury rises in Himachal, but rains in store

Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw the mercury rising on Sunday owing to prevailing dry weather but the Met office forecast rains and thundershowers by Monday.

“A western disturbance is active in region with chances of thundershowers till Monday,” an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.

Una town was the hottest in the state with a high of 38 degrees Celsius.

Dharamsala recorded a maximum temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius, while Kalpa in Kinnaur district was hot at 22.4 degrees and Manali at 21.2 degrees Celsius.

The state capital saw a high of 26.5 degrees Celsius, whereas the minimum was 18.1 degrees.

Popular tourist resorts like Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Chamba and Dalhousie also experienced hot weather.

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