Expect heavy rain in 10 dists

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 19

The local MeT office has issues a yellow warning of heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightning in 10 districts barring Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti from August 21 to 23 and predicted a wet spell in the region till August 25.

Intermittent rain lashed some parts of Himachal. Paonta Sahib received 25 mm of rainfall, Sundernagar 9 mm, Chavari 8 mm, Mandi 7 mm, and Dalhousie, Arki and Sangrah 4 mm each.

The state received cumulative seasonal rainfall of 434.7 mm against the normal rainfall of 555.6 mm, a deficit of 22 per cent.

Till now, 294 persons have died in rain-related incidents in the current monsoon season and the cumulative loss to the state has mounted to Rs 795.16 crore.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperatures rose by one to two degrees and Keylong was the coldest at 11.2°C. There was no significant change in the maximum temperatures and Bhuntar was the hottest at 34°C.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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