Temperatures fall sharply in Himachal after rain

Shimla, May 4 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday after widespread rains in most parts of the state. More showers have been forecast.

Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 24.5 degrees Celsius, down from Tuesday’s 25.4 degrees.

Kalpa, a picturesque town 250 km from here, recorded a maximum temperature of 19 degrees Celsius. It was 28.2 degrees in Dharamsala and 40 degrees in Una.

Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, said: “The maximum temperature has plummeted by 5-6 degrees in the state after moderate rain since Tuesday.”

He said rain and thundershowers are likely to occur over mid and low hills of the state till Thursday.

–IANS

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