Heavy rain lashes Kasauli, Shimla

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 14

Moderate to heavy rain occurred at isolated places in Himachal today. Kasauli was the wettest with 99 mm of rain, followed by Gohar with 90 mm, Nahan 76 mm and Paonta 51 mm.

Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by heavy showers and recorded 39 mm of rain within one hour. Palampur received 30 mm of rain, followed by Dharampur with 28 mm, Dharamsala 23 mm, Mandi 19 mm, Jatton Barrage 19 mm, Jogindernagar and Naina Devi 11 mm, Dalhousie 9 mm, Manali, Kufri and Rampur 8 mm and Pandoh 6 mm.

The local Meteorological Department office has predicted thundershowers at isolated places in middle and lower hills in

the state from August 15 to 20 and dry weather in higher hills from August 16 to 19.

However, the MeT office in its weekly summary said that that the monsoon remained subdued in Himachal Pradesh in the last week with light to moderate rainfall in parts of lower and middle hills in the state with isolated spells of heavy rainfall during this period.

Latest weather conditions indicate that subdued monsoon conditions are very likely to continue in Himachal during the next five to seven days with light to moderate rainfall continuing in lower and middle hills with slightly increased rainfall in the next 48 to 72 hours in Kangra, Hamirpur, Mandi, Una, Bilaspur districts and adjoining areas.

During the monsoon season from June 1 to August 14, the state received 429.6 mm rain against the normal rainfall of 514.6 mm, a deficit of 17 per cent.

Kullu district received excess rainfall, Kangra, Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Mandi, Shimla and Kinnaur districts received normal rainfall.

Chamba, Solan and Sirmaur received deficient rainfall and Lahaul amp; Spiti received deficient rainfall during this period.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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