Shimla, Apr 14 (PTI) The MeT office here today predicted more rains and thunderstorm in lower and mid hills and rain or snow in higher hills over the next four days from April 16 to 19 and dry weather tomorrow.

The Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft) which was closed again on April 8 due to fresh snowfall has been reopened for vehicular traffic from today, official sources said.

The minimum temperatures increased marginally in mid and lower hills but Keylong, Manali and Kalpa shivered under severe cold wave conditions with a low of 0.4 degree, 2.0 degree and 3.5 degree. Bhuntar and Dharamsala recorded minimum temperatures at 9.5 degree and 9.8 degree, followed by Dharamsala 10.6 degree, Solan 11.0 degree, Shimla 11.4 degree, Palampur 12.5 degree, Una 14.7 degree and Nahan 15.7 degree C.

The maximum temperatures increased marginally and Una in foothills was the warmest with a high of 34.6 degree while Sundernagar, Nahan and Bhumtar recorded maximum temperatures at 30.5 degree, 29.9 degree and 28.6 degree, followed by Solan 26.5 degree, Dharamsala 26.4 degree, Shimla 21.4 degree, Kalpa 18.0 degree and Keylong 13.4 degree C.

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