Cold wave continued its grip in most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with tribal district Lahaul and Spiti reeling under the sub-zero temperature, the meteorological department said. The cold wave conditions prevailed in the state and the minimum temperature at many places ranged from four to 10 degrees Celsius, Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
The minimum temperature in tourist places Manali, Kufri, Dalhousie and Shimla was 4.8, 9.2, 9.5 and 10.4 degrees Celsius, respectively, he said. Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, Singh said.
The minimum temperature in another tribal district Kinnaur's Kalpa was 3.7 degrees Celsius, he said. The MeT Centre has predicted rain and snowfall in middle and high hills of the state till Saturday.