Dharamsala, November 15, 2012: Though the days are bright and sunny the nights are starting to give the freezing effect in Himachal, as the dry cold weather has covered the state.
The weather officer of state Manmohan said that the mercury dipped to minus 3.1degrees Celsius at Keylong in remote Lahaul-Spiti district on Thursday while tourist resorts of Kalpa in Kinnaur and Manali reeled under cold wave with a low of 0.4and zero degree Celsius, respectively.
State capital Shimla saw a minimum temperature of 7.5degrees Celsius, a weather official here said.
Other prominent tourist places such as Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Dharamsala, Palampur, Chamba and Dalhousie also saw chilly nights. Most of the high-altitude areas have been experiencing extremely cold conditions with mercury staying below freezing point.
The Met Office said the night temperature of Keylong was down by 0.6 degrees from Wednesday. The day temperatures is cozy and enjoyable in most of the places it recorded 26.2 degrees Celsius in Una ,24.3 degrees Celsius in Sunder Nagar and 23.5 degrees Celsius in Bhunter of Kullu District. Interestingly, the night temperature recorded as 8.6, 4.0 and 3.4 degrees Celsius, respectably, in these cities
It forecast cloudy sky across the state on Friday with a mild spell of rain or snow in some parts of the state. The western disturbances -- storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region -- would be active in the region, said the weather office.