Mercury in Shimla soars to 31.9 C


Shimla : The mercury in Shimla soared to 31. 9 celsius  Thursday, seven notches above normal . This is only half a notch below the all time high recorded in this popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh .

Most other places in the hill state have also recorded temperatures 4 to 7 degrees above normal .

In the nearby hill stations of Solan the maximum temperature recorded was 37.2 C , Dharamsala  36.6 C , Nahan 38.9 C .

Kalpa the headquarters of tribal Kinnaur recorded a high of 26.4 C . Kullu  39 C and Sundernagar 41 .7 C .

Una town in the Shiwalik foothills bordering Punjab was scorcher at 45.2 C .

The weatherman has forecast dry and hot weather in the state for the rest of the week .