At 37.5°C, Dharamshala sees hottest day in 13 years


Dharamshala experienced its hottest day in 13 years on Monday, with mercury rising to a record-breaking 37.5C.

The hill station, popular with tourists for its cool climate, has recorded a temperature of over 37 degrees for three consecutive days.

In the last two days, Dharamshala has been hot at 37.2 °C. The last time mercury rose this high was in June 2009.

Shimla Meteorological Center director Surender Paul said high and low temperatures in the state were above normal and a yellow alert had also been issued for Tuesday. The temperature surpassed the 40 degree mark in many places across the state, with Una recording a high of 44.2°C, followed by 40.7°C at Dhaulakuan in Sirmaur, 40.4°C at Barthin in Bilaspur and 40.1 °C in Hamirpur. The tourist destinations of Palampur and Dalhousie recorded temperatures of 34.5°C and 28°C respectively. In the state capital, Shimla, the maximum temperature was 28.4°C, while Narkanda and Kufri recorded 22.9°C and 22.7°C, respectively.

The meteorological department has forecast light rain in the low mountain ranges and rain and snow in the high mountains for Wednesday.

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