Heavy rain warning at isolated places today

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 3

With four more deaths in rain related incidents in the past 24 hours, one each in Kangra, Solan, Sirmaur and Una, the toll has increased to 218 in the current monsoon season.

As many as 115 roads, including 42 in Mandi, 41 in Shimla and 12 in Kullu districts, are closed for vehicular traffic and 49 water supply schemes have been disrupted. Besides, 41 transformers have suffered damages.

The local Met office has issued yellow warning of heavy rain at isolated places in Una, Chamba, Kangra, Solan and Sirmaur on August 4; Chamba, Kangra and Sirmaur on August 5 and Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi, Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur on August 7. The Met office has predicted wet spell till August 9.

Light to moderate rain lashed several parts of the state during the day. Kufri received the maximum rainfall of 38.5 mm followed by Narkanda 33.5 mm, Fagu 32 mm, Nahan 31 mm, Nurpur and Jogindernagar 26 mm, Kothi and Paonta Sahib 23 mm each, Sarkaghat 22 mm, Dalhousie 21 mm, Kasol 20 mm, Gohar 19 mm, Dehra Gopipur and Sundernagar 18 mm each, Pachhad 16 mm, Bijahi and Pandoh 15 mm each, Nadaun, Palampur and Gaggal 13 mm each, Solan, Baijnath and Janjehli 12 mm each, Mandi 11 mm and Bhoranj 10 mm.

There was no appreciable change in the minimum and maximum temperatures in the state. Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district was coldest at night recording a low of 12°C, while Una was the hottest in the day with a high of 32.2°C.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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