Rain today, snow on December 5 likely

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 1

Amid warning of heavy rain tomorrow and thunderstorm, lightning and snowfall on December 5, most parts reeled under severe cold wave conditions as sky remained heavily overcast and icy winds swept the region today.

The maximum temperatures stayed four to five degree below normal and Una was the warmest at 26.8 degree C while Keylong was the coldest during the day with 11.1 degree C.

The minimum temperatures stayed close to normal and Keylong and Kalpa recorded a low of minus 4 degree and minus 0.5 degree, followed by Manali 1.2 degree, Sundernagar 2.3 degree, Solan 3 degree and Kufri 5 degree C.

The Met office has predicted a wet spell in the region for five days and cautioned the administration to take adequate steps for the safety of people as services like water and power supply can be disrupted and landslides could block roads.

Shimla saw dark clouds in the afternoon and strong icy winds accompanied by drizzle swept the region, forcing people to stay indoors.

Himachal received 21 per cent excess rain during post-monsoon season from October 1 to November 30. The state received 58 mm average rain during the season against the normal rainfall of 47.8 mm, an excess of 21 per cent .

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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