Rain lashes many areas in region

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Chandigarh, Jun 27 (UNI) Rain lashed many areas in north-west India as monsoon remained vigorous in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours.

Rains pounded most places in Himachal Pradesh, many places in Punjab and isolated areas in Haryana since last night, dipping the temperatures and providing relief from hot and humid weather conditions.

Several areas in Punjab experienced moderate rain, turning Patiala the wettest place in the state, recording 115.0 mm rainfall till 0830 hours. Ludhiana recorded 84.2 mm and Amritsar 11.2 mm downpour.

Monsoon rain also lashed isolated places in Haryana with Ambala recording 10.1 mm till this morning, followed by Karnal measuring 3.2 mm rainfall.

Many areas in Himachal Pradesh, where monsoon remained vigorous, also experienced moderate to heavy rain. Heavy rain lashed Nahan and Dharamsala, headquarters of Sirmour and Kangra districts respectively. Nahan recorded 67.0 mm and Dharamsala 34.6 mm.

Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Una, Manali and Kalpa also experienced rainfall.

Rain also lashed Shimla and tourist resorts of Wildflower Hall, Kufri, Naldehra and Narkanda last night.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana were also pounded by rain overnight, providing relief from sultry weather conditions.

The Met Office predicted moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers at many places in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana during the next 24 hours. It warned of heavy rain at isolated places in the region.

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