Cold continues in Himachal , minus 2 in Manali

Shimla : Cold continued unabated today in Himachal Pradesh with the resort town of Manali experiencing a freezing night at minus 2 C .

Across the Rohtang pass in the Lahaul valley arctic like conditions continued in Keylong the headquarters of the tribal valley the mercury here fell to 6.2 C today .

In Kalpa the headquarters of tribal Kinnaur the minimum temperature recorded was minus 3.6 C .

In the mid hills the hill station of Solan had a chilly night with the mercury dipping to minus 1.2 C .

The weatherman says dry weather is likely to continue for the next couple of days , from 18 Dec onwards a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the state with snow and rain likely .

In the neighbouring state of Jammu & Kashmir the summer capital Srinagar had the coldest night at minus 4 C . While it was minus 13 at Leh in Ladakh .

People in Delhi shivered with the coldest day of the season at 4.7 C .

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