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Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh
A Kashmiri Muslim villager walks towards home as he carries a rice bag along a snow-covered road on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 13, 2017. A cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures. The icy temperatures have frozen many bodies of water in Kashmir as well as drinking water taps. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

Shimla: Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.

Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather office here said.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded minus 5.9 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 6.2 degrees in Manali, 0.8 degrees in Solan and 7.2 degrees in Dharamsala.

The Met office predicted mainly dry weather till Saturday.