Shimla : Temperatures in the last couple of days have been several degrees above normal in the popular tourist destination of Shimla and most other tourist hill resorts across Himachal Pradesh , Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir .
Shimla had a rather warm winter night Saturday recording a minimum temperature of 11.8 C some four notches above normal . On Friday the mercury rose here to 18.7 C several notches above normal .
But Manali recorded a cold night as the minimum temperature fell to 3 C while the maximum rose to 16.6 C .
The weather office says a fresh western disturbance lies over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu & Kashmir with possibility of snowfall over some parts of the valley .
Temperature are likely to remain above normal over the rest of India for the next 48 hours and drop after that .
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