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Himachal sees mercury rising, rains in store

Shimla, May 9 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Monday again saw the mercury rising with the day temperature crossing the 39 degrees Celsius mark in some areas. But the Met office forecast rains and thundershowers soon.

“A fresh western disturbance is likely to be active in the region from May 11 to 14,” an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.

Una town was the hottest in the state with a high of 39.2 degrees Celsius.

Sundernagar recorded a maximum temperature of 33.9 degrees Celsius, while it was 28.8 degrees in Dharamsala, 24.6 degrees in Kalpa and 33.2 degrees in Nahan.

Shimla was hot at 24.2 degrees Celsius.

Popular tourist resorts like Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Chamba and Dalhousie also experienced hot weather.

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