The cold wave in the hill State worsened on Thursday with the sky remaining overcast for the second consecutive day. A sharp decrease in the day temperatures was felt all over the State with the mercury plummeting to minus 0.7 degrees Celsius in Keylong, the headquarters of tribal Lahaul-Spiti.

The Meteorological Department said the State witnessed complete to partially cloudy weather for the second day on Thursday owing to westerly winds. The night temperatures have remained almost stationary. The maximum temperatures are likely to dip further. A plunge of three to four degrees has been observed in past couple of days.