Heat wave conditions continue to prevail in mid and lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, with Una in the Shivalik foothills hotter than most places in the northern plains, with the maximum temperature touching 44.2°C.
Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Sundernagar recorded a high of 42.0°C, 40.4°C and 40.1°C, followed by Mandi 38.0°C, Nahan 37.9°C, Bhuntar 37.4°C, Solan 36.0°C and Palampur 34.4°C.
The hill station of Shimla was unusually hot with a high of 29.8°C while Manali recorded the maximum at 28.4°C. The mercury soared to 24°C and 22°C at Kalpa and Keylong in Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts.
It is likely to maintain rising trend, according to experts. However, the MeT office has predicted relief from June 1 and warned of thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds with speed up to 40-50 kmph on June 2 and 3 in mid and lower hills.