Shimla and Manali have recorded drastic rise in temperature, with minimum temperature remaining many notches above the freezing point.
Minimum temperature in Manali and Shimla was below the freezing point for over two months while maximum temperature, too, was close to 5 degrees Celsius. On Friday, the minimum temperature in Manali was 3 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature was 13 degrees Celsius. Minimum and maximum temperature in Bhunter near Kullu was 6.8 and 21.7 degrees Celsius respectively. Residents are feeling relief from biting cold and having no need of electric room heaters during the day time.
It’s been raining continuously in Manali for a week but there are no signs of snow. Only the high altitude peaks above 11,000 feet of height are experiencing mild snowfall here. Meanwhile, impact of temperature is clear on plum trees which are on the stage of blossom. This sharp rise in temperature has faded all possibilities of snowfall in hill resorts of Manali, Shimla, McLeodganj (Dharamshala) and Dalhousie.