Monsoon remains vigorous in HP, active in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Jun 28 (UNI) Monsoon remained vigorous in Himachal Pradesh and active in Haryana as moderate to heavy rain pounded many areas in the north-west region during the past 24 hours.

Light to moderate rain lashed several areas in Punjab overnight with Shahpur Kandi recording 15.2 mm rainfall, followed by Mukerian measuring 15.2 mm, Ranjit Sagar Dam site 13.2 mm, Nangal Dam site 12.2 mm and Madhopur, near Pathankot, 8.0 mm rainfall till this morning.

Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala also had downpur, respectively measuring 6.4 mm, 4.4 mm and 1.3 mm rainfall till 0830 hours.

Several areas in Haryana also experienced rainfall as monsoon remained active in the state. Narnaul was the wettest place in the state, recording 194.0 mm rainfall overnight, followed by Bhivani registering 62.6 mm and Karnal measuring 11.6 mm. Ambala and Rohtak also reported rainfall till this morning.

Widespread rain lashed mid and lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, triggering landslides at some places in Kullu and Shimla districts.

Heavy rain pounded Una, Kangra Mandi and Shimla districts of the state.

All rivers, including the Beas and the Sutlej, and their tributaries flowing through the state were in spate.

Dharamsala, headquarters of Kangra district, received the heaviest rainfall of 124.4 mm, while Shimla recorded 89.3 mm, Sundernagar 80.1 mm, Pandoh 70.0 mm, Mandi 54.4 mm, and Una 43.0 mm rainfall.

Moderate rain also lashed Ghamroor, Suni, Rampur, Guler, Solan, Naudan, Barthin, Kahu, Kasol, Sujanpur Tira and Bhang-Manali areas.

Parts of Jammu region and the national capital region of Delhi also experienced monsoon showers. Jammu recorded 27.4 mm while Safdarjung registered 6.5 mm rain till 0830 hours.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana also expreienced intermittent rainfall since last night. The city measured 4.6 mm rain till this morning, giving relief to residents from hot and humid weather conditions. The maximum temperature settled at 31.2 degrees, seven degrees below normal.

The Met office predicted moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers at many places in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours.

UNI VKJ BP1818

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