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Dharamsala weather may affect IPL Match - Rain predicted

Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Dharamsala, which is to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings Sunday, may see some thundershowers, a weather official said here.

"There are chances of one or two spells of light to moderate rain or thundershowers when the match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings is to be played in Dharamsala," Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS.

The Himachal Pradesh town was rather hot Saturday at 35.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the average. The weatherman said the temperatures would come down with the showers in different parts of the state.

"Temperatures are likely to come down today (Sunday) with chances of spells of rain and thundershowers in the state. The maximum temperatures are now hovering five to 10 degrees above the average," Singh said.

The Dalai Lama would be the chief guest for Sunday's IPL match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium.

One of the newest cricket venues in the country, the stadium is situated nearly 4,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by the majestic Dhauladhar range, making it one of the most beautiful grounds in the world. (IANS)

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