Shimla (Aug 4): After remaining erratic for five days, the monsoon became active once again in Himachal Pradesh as many parts of the state got intermittent rain while foggy weather condition prevailed in most places.
The middle hills were engulfed in thick fog causing problem for movement of traffic. The capital town was enveloped by thick fog resulting in low visibility in the day while rain lashed the town in the morning and afternoon. In Kangra heavy rain was experienced in Dehra Gopipur, recording 111 mm rain, followed by Baijnath 52 mm, Nurpur 43 mm, Dharamshala 39 mm and Palampur 15 mm, respectively.
In Bilaspur district Ghamroor had 43 mm rain, Kasol 24 mm, Pandoh in Mandi 22 mm, Manali in Kullu & Rampur of Shimla 19 mm each, Banjar in Kullu 17 mm, Nahan in Sirmour 12 mm and Sangrah 4 mm. In Kinnaur district Sangla got 9 mm and Kalpa 8 mm and in Chamba Saloni registered 7 mm rain.
Minimum temperature remained static as Shimla and Dharmshala recorded 18 degree Celsius each, Mandi, Nahan, Sundernagar and Bhuntar 22 degrees each, Kalpa 13.5 degrees, Una 25 degrees, Keylong 15.8 degrees, Palampur 19.5 degrees and Solan 20.5 degrees, respectively.
The Met office said that rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places in middle hills, few places in plains and isolated parts of high reaches in next 24 hours.