After showers, mercury further receeds in Himachal


By: ML Verma

Shimla (May 22): Himachal Pradesh continues to offer ideal weather for those who are looking for summer retreat as intermitent rainfall has kept Merucy
exceptionally low in hill stations across the state.

Tourist destination Manali had showers overnight, recorded 10 mm rainfall. Similarly, Shimla, Dharmashala, Kufri, Narkanda, Chail and Kasuli too were lashed by rainfall even as Shimla and Dharmashala experienced 8 mm and 2.4 mm downpour respecivley.

Mandi recorded highest 64 mm rainfall in the state and Sundernagar and Bhuntar in Kullu 7.2 mm each, Seobagh in Kullu and Una 3 mm each, Kalpa in Kinnuar 8.3 mm and Solan 5.8 mm respectively.

Minimum temperature in the state fall by two to three degrees as Shimla
was low at 10.1 degree Celsius, 3.2 degree below normal, Sundernagar 16.8 degrees, Bhuntar 14.8 degrees, Kalpa 4.8 degrees (two degree down), Dharamshala 18.7 degrees (two degree down).

Una was low at 20 degrees (3 degree down), Mandi 17 degrees, Nahan in Sirmaur 19 degrees, Keylong in Lahual Spiti 8.3 degrees, Palampur in Kangra 14.7 degrees (down by 5.3 degree) and Solan 15.6 degrees.

Met office forecast rain or thundershower at few places in high and
middle hill and isolated places in plain areas of the state during next 24

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