Heatwave in Himachal mercury touches 40 degrees Celsius in some places

In the mid of April, Mercury is touching 40 degrees in the foothills of Himachal Pradesh as scorching and sweltering heatwave conditions have already developed. The orchards of apples, stone, and Mangos are blooming with the flowers also loading with tiny fruits. 

 Farmers are harvesting Rabi crops in the foothills area like Poantashaib, Dhaulakaun of Siramaur district, Baddi Barotiwala and Nalagarh in Solan and Una district Mercury is touching 40 degrees Celsius, four to five degrees above normal.

According to Meteorological Department, the Maximum temperature of Una was 39 on Friday which was the highest of this season and five degrees above normal. 

Shimla state capital and Dharmshala Tourist capital are likely to witness heavy footfalls of tourists on the weekend recorded at 24.5 degrees and 30 degrees respectively. Other tourist resorts including Manali, Dalhousie, Narkanda, and Kufri were 25, 22.5, 19.7, and 19.5.

It was above 33 degrees in the mid hills area of Sirmour, Bilaspur, Solan, Una, Kangra, and Hamirpur districts. Mandi and Bilaspur were near 34.6 degrees, Chamba at 34.8, and Nahan, Kangra, and Sundernagar at 33 degrees. 

Weathermen are predicting light to moderate spells of rain and thundershowers in the next two days but on Friday it was the warmest day in the mid-hills and high reaches. 

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