The South West Monsoon rain receded from Himachal Pradesh as after Sep 16 weather would be mainly dry expect light western disturbances in the region, Met official said. Talking to Himvani, Shimla IMD in charge Mr. Manmohan Singh said that SW Monsoon has still not retreated from the State completely as wind pattern and humidity level still continues and one or two places lashed with light rainfall.
He said that beyond September onward SW Monsoon rain would recede this hill state. He said that Western disturbances systems were prevailing in the state likely to bring rain at isolated part in mid hills. In last 24 hrs, Palampur in Kangra got two mm rainfall rest of state was partly cloudy and mainly dry. The axis of monsoon trough is at mean sea level now passes through Amritsar, Moradabad, Behraich, Patna, Bankura, Kolkata and thence south eastwards to northeast Bay Bengal, he said.
The maximum temperature recorded one or two degrees increase in last 24 hrs as Berthin in Bilaspur district was warmest with 34.4 degree Celsius. Keylong was coldest with minimum temperature at 7.4 degree Celsius. Kalpa 8.8 degrees, Manali 9.2 degrees, Shimla was low at Shimla 15. degrees, Bhuntar 15 degrees, Dharamshala in Kangra, Solan and Mandi 16 degrees respectively. The minimum temperature of Chamba 17.5 degrees, Sundernagar in Mandi 18.4 degrees, Nahan in Sirmaur 19 degrees, Kangra 20.6 degrees, Bilaspur 21.6 degrees, Hamirpur 21.7 degrees respectively.