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Himachal freezes at sub-zero temperatures

Shimla, Dec 11- Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold Saturday, with minimum temperature staying below freezing point in many areas, officials said.

Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, was the coldest place, with minimum temperature at minus 5.7 degrees Celsius, down 0.7 degree from Friday’s.

Most of the high-altitude areas in the district experienced extremely cold conditions with mercury staying five to 10 degrees Celsius below freezing point.

The night temperature in capital Shimla was 4.3 degrees Celsius, whereas the maximum was at 13.2 degrees.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 2.5 degrees at Bhuntar in Kullu district and 5.1 degrees at Dharamsala in Kangra district, a Met department release said here.

The Met office said weather would be mainly dry Sunday.

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