Rainfall and thundershowers in many parts of Himachal


Rainfall, thunder, hailstorm and lightening disrupted the normal life in the State as Mercury plunged by two to three degree below normal and thunderstorm and lightening causing loss of lives and properties in many locations. There are report that eight cattle died as they were hit by lightening last evening as the State witnessed thunders and hailstorms in the open landscape near Rampur of Shimla district.


Three trekkers had also died similarly at Chanshal pass link of Dodra-Kawar area of Shimla district day before yesterday. The unseasonable rainfall and hailstorm damaged the ripening apple crop in the upper areas of Shimla districts meanwhile the Mercury plunged by two to three degree below normal.


Nahan in Sirmaur recorded 62 mm rainfall, Pandoh 47 mm, Bijahi of Mandi 30 mm, Gohar 23 mm, Salooni of Chamba 22 mm, Jubbal of Shimla 15 mm, Bangana of Una and Palampur  12 mm each, Jhanjehli & Sundernagar 11 mm each. Berthin in Bilaspur 9 mm,Mehre in Kangra eight mm, Banjar of Kullu,Paonta in Sirmaur ; Una 7 mm each, Sunnibhajji of Shimla, Karsog &  Mandi 6 mm each, Kumarsain of Shimla, Rampur, Sarkaghat in Mandi, Pachhad of Sirmour and Manali 5 mm each respectively.


The minimum and maximum temperature of Shimla was 14 degree Celsius and 22.8 degrees, Sundernagar 16.6 degrees and 32.3 degrees, Buntar 17 degrees and 32.4 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnuar 7.6 degrees and 19.6 degrees. Una was low and high at 19.8 degrees and 36.4 degrees, Nahan 15 degrees and 25.7 degrees, Solan 19 degrees and 29 degrees and Kangra 20.5 degrees and 34 degrees respectively.


The Met office also warned of thunder accompanied with hail likely at isolated places at the foot and mid hills of State and forecast rain or thundershowers at many places in mid hills, foothills and high reaches in the State in the next 24 hours.

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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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