Heavy rain warning till July 29

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 26

The local Met office has issued the red warning of heavy to extremely heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightning in four districts Kangra, Mandi, Sirmaur and Bilaspur on July 27 and 28 and the orange warning of thunderstorm, lightning and heavy to very heavy rains in six districts barring Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti from July 27 to 29.

With two more deaths in rain-related incidents today, the death toll has reached 190 (of which 100 died in accidents, 21 in landslides and 19 from drowning) during the monsoon season since June 13 while four are missing. The cumulative loss to the PWD and the IPH was Rs 27,220.49 lakh and 11,514.17 lakh.

The monsoon remained weak for the fourth consecutive day and Nahan was the wettest with 63 mm of rain followed by Baijnath 60 mm, Dharamsala and Nurpur 44 mm each, Jogindernagar 32, Palampur 26 mm, Sundernagar 23 mm, Gaggal 21 mm, Pachhad 18mm, Kufri 17.5 mm, Paonta Sahib 11 mm, Rampur and Shahpur 14 mm, Arki and Malani 12 mm, Kasol, Nagrota Surian and Tinder 11 mm each, Shimla, Nalagarh and Banjar 9 mm each.

There was no change in the minimum and maximum temperatures and Keylong was the coldest at night with 15.7 degree C. The maximum temperature fell by 1 to 3 degrees and Una was the hottest in day with 31 degree C.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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