Met predicts wet spell till August 4

Shimla, July 29

The death toll in the rain-related incidents during the current monsoon season has reached 209 while 11 persons are still missing.

As many as 94 roads are blocked in the state, 91 transformers are damaged and 71 water schemes disrupted. A maximum of 30 roads are closed in Kullu district, 24 in Mandi and 12 in Shimla.

The local Met Department has issued yellow warning of heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places in 10 districts barring Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti for the next four days from July 30 to August 2 and predicted wet spell in the region till August 4.

Cautioning that landslides and uprooting of trees may occur due to continuous rains and heavy spell, the department advised the general public and tourists not to venture near river banks as water levels could rise.

Moderate to heavy rains lashed parts of Himachal today. Ghamroor with101 mm of rains was wettest in the state followed by Una 83 mm, Naina Devi 76 mm, Nadaun 67 mm, Amb 61 mm, Guler 56 mm, Dehra Gopipur 54 mm, Baldwara 52 mm, Sujanpur Tira 51 mm, Kasauli 41 mm, Mehre 38 mm, Nagrota Suriyan 29 mm, Bangana and Gaggal 27mm each, Shimla 26 mm, Banjar and Tinder 25 mm each, Dharamshala and Kheri 23 mm each.

There was no significant change in the minimum temperatures. Narkanda was coldest at night recording a low of 13.0deg;C. Maximum temperatures rose by 1 to 2 degrees and Una recorded a high of 30.8deg;C during the day. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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