Light showers lash HP

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Shimla, Jun 8 (UNI) Light showers lashed isolated places in Himachal Pradesh during the last 24 hours resulting in minimum and maximum temperatures in the state capital falling by by a degree.

The town's day temperature fell to 22.4 degrees as against 23.2 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday and the night temperature to 14.1 degrees as compared to 15.6 degrees recorded yesterday, following 13 mm rains up to this morning.

The met office said Sundarnagar was the wettest place in the state during the last 24 hours with 28 mm rain followed by nine mm rain at Nahan, eight mm at Una and one mm at Bhuntar.

Bhuntar and Sundernagar's maximum temperatures of 33.8 and 32.6 degrees Celsius remained more or less stationary, while the night temperature at Sundernagar recorded a fall of over a degree to stand at 19.1 degree Celsius, it said.

However, Bhuntar's night temperature rose by almost two degrees to stand at 20.2 as against 18.4 degrees recorded yesterday.

The met office said the maximum temperature at Kalpa in Kinnuar district fell by a degree to stand at 22.7 degrees, while the minimum temperature rose by almost three to 11.3 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature at the famous tourist resort of Dharamshala rose by a few notches to stand at 29.6 degrees as compared to 29.2 degrees recorded yesterday.

Overcast conditions are prevailing over Shimla town and at a few places in the mid and lower hills of the state since this morning.

Shimla town experienced sharp light showers during the evening, forcing the tourists and the locals to hurry for cover from the rainfall.

The met office has forecast rain and thundershowers at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hours.

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