Moderate to heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, Kangra wettest

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 10

Widespread moderate to heavy rain lashed the state. Kangra was the wettest with 113 mm rain, followed by Dharamsala 99 mm, Manali 33 mm, Palampur 16 mm, Ghamroor 15 mm, Naina Devi 12 mm, Paonta Sahib and Jogindernagar 9 mm, Barsar 8 mm and Mandi, Hamirpur and Nadaun 3 mm.

The state received 413.6 mm average rainfall during the current monsoon season from June 1 to August 10 against normal rainfall of 473.2 degree as the rain deficit has increased from 6 to 12 per cent during the past one week.

Barring Kullu district which received 41 per cent excess rains and Kangra, Hamirpur and Mandi and Shimla which received one per cent, three per cent and six per cent less rains, the rain deficit was 60 per cent in Lahaul and Spiti, 40 per cent in Chamba, 19 per cent in Sirmaur, 17 per cent in Solan, 15 per cent in Bilaspur, 14 per cent in Una and 11 per cent in Kinnaur district.

The local MeT office has issued yellow warning of heavy rainfall at isolated places in mid and lower hills from August 12 to 14 and predicted rains and thunderstorm in mid and lower hills and rains or snow at isolated places in higher hills from August 11 to August 15.

The minimum temperatures stayed close to normal. Keylong and Kalpa in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts recorded a low of 13.1 degree and 13.9 degree, followed by Kufri 14.1 degree, Manali 16.2 degree and Shimla 16.8 degree.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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