Early pre-monsoon showers allure farmers for early sowing of Kharif in HP


The early pre-monsoon showers allures farmers in the State for the early sowing of Kharif crops as a good spell of rainfall and pre-monsoon showers during last two days. Forecast of more rainfall not only ended the dry spell in the State but also increased the moisture contents in the soil.

The forecast of more pre-monsoon showers in this week and advance arrival of south west monsoon this year also pays the way for the sowing as the farmers are busy opting for early sowing of Maize, Ginger and Pulses.

In Solan district Arki got 39 mm rainfall, Berthin in Bilaspur 34 mm, Baldwara in and Dharampur in Mandi 25 mm each, Kasauli in Solan 19 mm, Saloni 17 mm, Sangraha in Siramour 15 mm, Amb in Una 13 mm, Rajgarh of Sirmaour, Kufri in Shimla, Bharmaur in Chamba, Bilaspur, Kahu in Hamirpur; Rampur Bushhar in Sirmaour 10 mm each, Jubbarhatti in Shimla, Sundernagar in Mandi and Shimla 9 mm each.

The minimum temperature slightly increased in the State as Kalpa in Kinnuar was high at 9.6 degres, Manali 10.4 degrees degrees, Keylong 11.4 degrees, Shimla and Nahan 15.7 degrees, Solan and Dharmshala 16 degrees each, Dalhousie 16.4 degrees, Bhuntar 17 degrees, Sundernagar 18.7 degrees, Palampur 19 degrees, Mandi 19.6 degrees, Bilaspur 21.3 degrees, Kangra 21.4 degrees, Hamirpur 21.7 degrees and Una 23.8 degrees respectively.

The Met office forecast rain or thundershowers in middle hill and foothills in the next 24 hours.

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