Monsoon disrupts air traffic to Himachal



Shimla: Monsoon become active in Himachal Pradesh yesterday and brought rainfall in most parts of the state, disrupting road and air traffic.

Flights on the Delhi-Shimla and Delhi-Kullu routes remained suspended today due to inclement weather. Jubberhati-based Indian Airport Authority officials disclosed that flight operations would be operated on Wednesday if the weather allows.

According to state meteorological director Manmohan Singh, significant rainfall occurred in the state during the last 24 hours. Nalagarh in Solan received 72 mm rainfall, tourist hill station Kasauli 48 mm, Kandaghat 57 mm, Solan town 46 mm and Arki 39mm. In Sirmour district Pachhad was lashed with 72 mm rainfall, Nahan 66 mm, Rajgarh 57 mm, Renuka 41mm, Sangrah-35 mm. In Hamirpur district Mehre recorded 71 mm, Bhoranj-62mm, Berthin, 57 mm and Hamirpur town 48 mm and Nadaun-38.

In Kangra district, Dehra Gopipur had 59 mm rain, Sujanpur-Tiera 45 mm, Baijnath and Palampur 42 mm each and Dharamshala 29 mm. In Bilaspur district, Jhandutta recorded 55 mm rainfall, Bangana 33 mm, Kasol 32 mm, Naina-Devi 29 mm and Ghumarwin 25 mm. Gohar in Mandi 54 mm, Karsog 48 mm, Baldwara 47 mm, Sundernagar 37 mm, Mandi town 30 mm Pandoh 25mm. Seobagh in Kullu 51 mm, Banjar 49 mm, Bhuntar 48 mm, In Kinnuar Kalpa 33 mm Sangla 23, Keylong of Lahaul Spiti 21 mm and Udaipur 17 mm, Una had 24 mm rainfall.

The Mercury sharply come down in most places as it recorded minimum at Shimla 14.5 degree Celsius, Sundernagar 19 degrees, Bhuntar and Nahan 16 degrees each, Kalpa and Keylong 10 degrees each, Dharamshala 15.7 degrees, Una and Mandi 20 degrees each and Palampur 18 degres respectively.

The Met office forecast moderate to heavy rainfall in many part of state and heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated part of state in coming 48 hrs.

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