Rain and thundershowers lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh in the last 24 hours disrupting the normal life in the State. Some parts of Shimla district recorded hailstorm and damaged the growing apple crop. In Sirmaur district Pachchad got 66 mm rainfall, Arki of Solan 36 mm, Kotkhai 35.4 mm, Shimla 31.7 mm, Karsog 26.2 mm, Mashobra 22.mm, Solan 18 mm, Mandi & Jogindernagar 10.2 mm, Jhanjeli of Mandi 10 mm, Kumarsain 8.6 mm, Sunnibaji 6.8 mm and Rampur Bushar 5 mm respectively.
Many parts of Kotkhai area lashed with massive hail storm ruing the grow apple crop in some village. Massive loss was occurred to the crop as growing fruit and leave grounded by the impact of hail storm. The maximum temperature continues to be below normal by one to two degrees ads Shimla was at 24. 3 degree Celsius, Sundernagar 33.6 degrees, Bhuntar 32.8 degrees, Kalpa 21.2 degrees, Dharamshala 28.8 degrees, Una 39.6 degrees, Nahan 33 degrees, Solan 29.5 degrees, tourist resort Manali 23 degrees, Kangra 34.5 degrees respectively.
The minimum temperature of Shimla was four to five degree below normal as recorded Shimla 11 degrees, Sundernagar in Mandi 16 degrees, Bhuntar 13.5 degrees, Kalpa 5.2 degrees, Dharamshala 18.2 degrees, Una 21 degrees, Nahan 19 degrees. Keylong 6.6 degrees, Palampur 19 degrees and Solan 14.2 degrees. Manali recorded low at 6.8 degrees, Kangra 18.8 degrees, Mandi 15.5 degrees, Bilaspur 18.5 degrees, Hamirpur 21.8 degrees and Chamba 20 degrees respectively.
Climate change in the country is straining the socio-economic life in Himachal Pradesh and largely hampering the apple production, disrupting lives and causing frequent lifestyles. And the worse thing is that no one within the state is actually much bothered.
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