IMD warns of heavy rainfall in Himachal


By : Mohan Verma

Indian Meteorological Department had warned some parts of Himachal Pradesh to be lashed with heavy south-west monsoon showers.

Shimla Met. office director Manmohan Singh said that as low pressure area is over northern parts of Odisha and adjoining Chattisgarh, is likely to bring heavy rainfall at isolated places in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh in coming two days.

However, south-west monsoon is likely to lash moderate to heavy rainfall in foot hills and mid hills, and light to moderate rainfall in high reaches in next 24 hours, he added.

Parts of Kangra, Mandi, Una, Sirmaur and Chamba district also experienced moderate to rather heavy rainfall as Kangra had 68 mm rainfall, Jogindernagar in Mandi district 60 mm, Mehre in Kangra district 56 mm, Bangana in Una district 50 mm, Palampur in Kangra district 39 mm, Nahan in Sirmaur district 38 mm, Gaggal in Kangra district 36 mm, Baijnath and Saluni in Chamba district 29 mm each.

The minimum temperature dipped down by 1 to 2 degrees in last 24 hours. Manali and Keylong in Lahaul & Spiti distirct was cold at 15.8 degrees each, Dalhousie and Kalpa in Kinnaur district 16 degrees each, Shimla 17.6 degrees, Nahan 18.5 degrees, Dharamshala and Palampur 19 degrees each, Solan 20 degrees, Kangra 21 degrees, Chamba 22 degrees, Bhuntar in Kullu district, Sundernagar in Mandi district and Bilaspur 23 degrees each, Mandi and Hamirpur 24 degrees each and Una 25 degrees.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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