Unprecedented Monsoon rains end prevailing deficiency in HP


The South West Monsoon vigorously lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh causing damage to life, public and private properties in the State in the last 24 hours. The State recorded 257 per cent excess rainfall ending up the prevailing deficient Monsoon, suddenly improvising from the existing 23 per cent to 13 per cent or almost near normal.

Releasing the entire Monsoon within the last 24 hours, Local Met Office Director Mr. Manmohan Singh claimed that the unprecedented or excess rainfall of 257 per cent occurred till 0830 hours today in the State.

The State got average rainfall of 39.4 mm in the last 24 hours as compared to 11 mm normal in a Monsoon rain day ending up the monsoon rain deficiency from 23 per cent till yesterday thus improvising to 13 per cent deficient.

Una district got 843 per cent excess as compared to 10 mm normal rainfall in single day it had 94. 3 mm average rainfall in the district in the last 24 hours, followed by Chamba 817 per cent excess rainfall in a single day as against 12.2 mm normal it got 111.8 mm rainfall in last 24 hours. Similarly Bilaspur district had 623 per cent excess rainfall, Kangra 296 per cent, Shimla 283 per cent, Mandi 232 per cent and Solan 140 per cent respectively.

Mr. Singh said that against normal 543.2 mm average rainfall till today the State has received 474.3 mm rainfall therefore it is now deficient by 13 per cent only.

Shimla district is among the most monsoon rained areas as it has already recorded 20 per cent excess rainfall during the season as against normal of 417.2 mm it has been received 502.4 mm rainfall. Similarly Solan has received excess rainfall by 16 per cent as against 649 mm, followed by Hamirpur and Kullu with 3 per cent and 12 per cent excess rainfall.

Lahaul Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba districts were still deficient in Monsoon rain by 79 per cent, 55 per cent and 42 per cent respectively.

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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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