Shimla, April 15 (PTI) The day temperatures rose by a few notches across Himachal today and Una in foothills was recorded as hottest in the region with a high of 37.2 degrees Celsius.

The mercury breached 30 degrees Celsius mark at many places and Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Nahan recorded maximum temperatures at 32.5 degrees Celsius, 31.6 degrees Celsius and 30.4 degrees Celsius, followed by 29.5 degrees Celsius in Solan, 28.2 degrees Celsius in Dharamshala, 24.0 degrees Celsius in Shimla, 19.5 degrees Celsius in Kalpa and 15.4 degrees Celsius in Keylong.

The minimum temperatures increased marginally and Keylong was coldest in the region with a low of 1.2 degrees Celsius while Manali and Kalpa recorded minimum temperatures at 4.2 degrees Celsius and 5.0 degrees Celsius, followed by 9.0 degrees Celsius in Bhuntar, 11.0 degrees Celsius in Sundernagar, 11.6 degrees Celsius in Solan, 12.7 degrees Celsius in Dharamshala and Shimla, 14.0 degrees Celsius in Palampur, 14.5 degrees Celsius in Una and 17.5 degrees Celsius.

The MeT office here has predicted rains or thundershowers in mid and lower hills over the next four days and rains or snow in higher hills from April 16 to April 21 barring April 18, when the weather would remain dry.

The post winter rain deficit from March 1 to April 15 was 51 per cent as the region received 72.8 mm average rains against normal rainfall of 149.1 mm.

Hamirpur received 9 per cent excess rains while rain deficit was 9 per cent in Una, 10 per cent in Mandi and 16 per cent in Sirmaur while Lahaul and Spiti had 78 per cent rain deficit followed by Kinnaur (minus 42 per cent) and Kullu and Shimla (minus 32 per cent).

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.