MeT issues yellow warning for six districts in Himachal for August 8

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 6

With six more deaths — two in Shimla and one each in Bilaspur, Chamba, Kangra and Sirmaur — reported due to rain-related issues in the past 24 hours, the death toll in the current monsoon season has touched 228 in the state.

As many as 23 roads have been closed for vehicular traffic and 21 water supply schemes have been disrupted in the state.

The local MeT department has issued yellow warning of heavy rains at isolated places in Bilaspur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur districts for August 8 and predicted wet spell in the region till August 12.

Moderate to heavy rains lashed parts of the state with Jogindernagar receiving 42 mm of rain, followed by Baijnath and Kasauli (31 mm each), Gaggal 27 mm and Dhaula Kaun 25 mm. Other areas that received rainfall are Dharamsala, Jubbarhatti, Palampur and Mandi, Manali, Pandoh, Sundernagar, Shimla, Kasol and Kothi and Nadaun.

Himachal received 45.1 mm rains in the previous week against normal downpour of 67.7mm, a deficit of 33 per cent, while the cumulative deficit during the season was 7 per cent.

There was no major change in the minimum and maximum temperatures. Keylong was the coldest, registering a low of 11.5 degree C, while Una was the hottest and recorded a high of 35.5 degrees C.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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