Shimla, Nov 6:

Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist resorts Shimla and Manali saw mercury falling on Sunday while the temperature in Keylong town plummeted below the freezing point for the first time in the season.


Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of 8.8 degrees Celsius, the town’s lowest for the season, while Manali recorded 2.6 degrees Celsius.

Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest place in the state recording minus 0.9 degree Celsius, followed by Kalpa in Kinnaur district at 1.2 degrees.

“Higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti have been recording up to minus seven degrees Celsius these days, but it’s normal temperature,” Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS.

He said dry weather has been prevailing in the state and would continue till November 12.

Dharamsala recorded the night temperature at 13.2 degrees Celsius, while the maximum stayed at 20.8 degrees.

Shimla recorded the maximum temperature at 19.7 degrees Celsius. (IANS)