South-West monsoon intensifes in HP


Normal life in the state has been affected, after the fresh spell of south west monsoon became active in the state. While rainfall intensified in most parts of the state, the capital town was hovered by thick clouds and was covered by fog today.

Monsoon was active in the lower and middle hills. The highest rainfall i.e. 126 mm was recorded in Gaggal Airport followed by 115 mm in Haripur Guler, 93 mm in Dharamshala, 68 mm in Nagrota Suriyan, 44 mm in Nurpur and 38mm in Baijnath.

In Sirmaur district, Rajgarh had 46 mm of rainfall, Paonta Sahib had 28 mm, Nahan had 23 mm and Renuka Ji had 15 mm of rainfall. 40 mm of rainfall was recorded in Saloni in Chamba whereas Tissa had 14 mm of rainfall. Nadaun in Hamirpur recorded 37 mm and Berthin in Bilaspur had 15 mm of rainfall respectively.

Deputy Commission Kinnaur, J.M.Pathania, said that Hindustan-Tibet National Highway 22 between Kinnaur and Pooh which remained off for last one week has been opened for vehicular traffic last evening as heavy landslides affected the road at Pangi.

The capital town was lashed with rainfall in the afternoon. The Meteorological Office issued warning that heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over low and mid hills of the state during next 48 hours. It forecasts rain or thunder shower at many places in middle areas and plains and few places in the high reaches.

The Minimum and Maximum temperature in the state remained stable as there is no change in temperature.

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