Shimla, Jan 30 (PTI) The residents of Himachal Pradesh had a marginal relief from biting cold wave conditions as the day temperatures rose by a few notches, but high altitude tribal areas continued to reel under arctic conditions. Also Read - Heading To Lahaul-Spiti Valley Soon? You Might Have to Pay Green Tax

The minimum temperatures stayed between minus 12 and minus 18 degrees Celsius in the high altitude tribal areas and mountain passes, while Keylong, Kalpa and Manali recorded a low of minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, minus 2.4 degrees Celsius and minus 1.2 degrees Celsius. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh: Over 150 Monks Test COVID Positive at Gyuto Monastery, 1 Critical, Others Quarantined

Bhuntar, Solan and Sundernagar shivered at 2.4 degrees Celsius, 2.5 degrees Celsius and 3.1 degrees Celsius, followed by Una 5.6 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 6.8 degrees Celsius, Palampur 7.5 degrees Celsius, Shimla 7.7 degrees Celsius and Nahan 8 degrees Celsius. Also Read - Himachal Tourism: Spiti Valley is Finally Opening, Check Out COVID Guidelines to Follow

The day temperatures rose by a few notches and Una, Sundernagar and Solan recorded a high of 26 degrees Celsius, 25 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius, followed by Bhuntar 22 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 19.3 degrees Celsius, Shimla 17.3 degrees Celsius, Kalpa 12.6 degrees Celsius, Dalhousie 11.6 degrees Celsius.

The local meteorological (MeT) office has forecast rains or snow at isolated places in the mid and higher hills tomorrow and rains or snow in the entire state on February 3 and dry weather on reaming days till February 5.

With rains and snow eluding the region, the rain deficit during the month of January has again increased to 91 per cent and the region received only 8.5 mm rains against the average rainfall of 93.5 mm.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.