Rains to lash HP from March 9 onwards

Shimla/March 6
Cold wave conditions are likely grip Himachal Pradesh, which has been experiencing unusually warmer days as the Met office said that snow and rains are likely to occur in the state from March 9.
A meteorological department official said that the western disturbances will be active again from March 9 with possibility of snow in high hills and rain in mid and lower hill areas. “Nowadays, state is witnessing warmer days with the day’s temperature rising by six to seven degrees above the normal, owing to prevailing dry spell and long sunny days,” said Met official.
The state capital Shimla today recorded temperature at 20.7 degrees Celsius while it was 28.9 degrees Celsius in Sundernagar, 22.2 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala and 7.6 degrees Celsius in Kalpa. Meanwhile, Una witnessed the hottest day in the region with mercury touching 29.8 degree Celsius. The Met department official added that minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to rise in the next two days.