MeT warns of heavy rain in 7 districts of Himachal Pradesh

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 8

Death toll due to rain-related incidents in the state increased to 232 with two more deaths, one each in Hamirpur and Shimla, reported in the past 24 hours. A total of 11 persons are still missing.

A total of nine roads are closed while seven water supply schemes in the state have been disrupted.

The local MeT office has warned of heavy rain in seven districts — Una, Hamirpur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur — on August 12. It has also predicted a wet spell in the region till August 14.

Moderate to heavy rain lashed parts of Himachal with Nadaun receiving the maximum rainfall at 67 mm, followed by Kufri (43.5 mm), Dhaula Kuana (41 mm), Shimla (25 mm), Pandoh (24 mm), Rampur (23 mm), Solan (22 mm), Jogindernagar (20 mm), Dehra Gopipur (17 mm), Sujanpur Tihra (16 mm), Kothi (15 mm), Kasauli and Fagu 14 mm each, Baijnath (12 mm), Palampur (11.5 mm) and Narkanda (10 mm).

There was no significant change in the minimum and maximum temperatures. Keylong was the coldest at night at 12.2 degree C while Una was the hottest at 36.2 degree C.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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