Pleasant conditions in Dharamsala for IPL match

Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office, told IANS that the temperature would fall slightly due to cloudy conditions, but ruled out possibilities of rain.

"There are chances of partly cloudy conditions in most of the popular tourist destinations in the state throughout the day. Even Dharamsala town, where the IPL match is to be played, is also likely to witness cloudy skies. But there is no chance of rain or thundershowers in the state," he said.

The entire state was hot Monday with the maximum temperatures hovering one to six degrees above the average. Dharamsala recorded the maximum temperature at 34.6 degrees Celsius Monday, while the night temperature was 20.7 degrees Tuesday.

Shimla recorded a low of 20 degrees Celsius, while it was 17.4 degrees in Bhuntar and 11.2 degrees in Kalpa.

These towns Monday recorded the maximum temperature at 28.3 degrees, 36 degrees and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.

One of the newest cricket venues in the country, the HPCA stadium, is situated nearly 4,000 feet above sea level.

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