Expect rain, thunderstorm today

Shimla, October 1

Scattered rain occurred at isolated places in the state, as the monsoons remained subdued. Gaggal was the wettest with 65 mm of rainfall, followed by Dalhousie 46 mm, Baijnath 44 mm, Palampur and Guler19 mm each and Pachhad 10 mm.

The local MeT office has issued a yellow warning of rain, thunderstorm and lightning in lower and mid hills tomorrow. It has also forecast rain and a thunderstorm in mid and lower hills from October 2 to 5 and rain or snow in higher hills from October 2 to 4.

As many as 449 persons have died in rain-related incidents during the current monsoon season while 12 persons are missing. The total loss to public property has been assessed at Rs 1,135.47 crore while the PWD and Jal Shakti departments have suffered losses to the tune of Rs 686.95 crore and Rs 322.10 crore, respectively. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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