Widespread rain lashes many areas in north-west region

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Chandigarh, Jul 8 (UNI) Widespread rain lashed many areas in the north-west India, as monsoon remained active in Haryana during the past 24 hours.

Moderate to heavy rain pounded many areas in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and few areas in Punjab since last night, providing respite to people from sultry weather conditions.

Julana with 93 mm rain was the wettest place in Haryana, followed by Nuh recording 70 mm, Rohtak 64 mm and Bahadurgarh registering 50 mm downpour till this morning.

Bhiwani, Hodel, Jind, Samalakha and Narnaul recorded 30 mm each, Hassanpur, Gohana, Jhajjar, Ferozepur Zirka and Kalka 20 mm each and Tosham, Palwal, Panipat, Israna and Sampla 10 mm each.

Moderate rain also lashed Hissar and Panchkula, respectively meauring 5.1 mm and 3.0 mm downpour.

Rains also swept parts of Punjab with Mukerian receiving heavy downpour, recording 70 mm rain overnight. Madopur and Shahpur Kandi recorded 10 mm each rainfall.

Many areas in Himachal Pradesh, including Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Guler, Gamroor, Nagrota Surian and Sujanpur Tira also experienced moderate rainfall.

Moderate rain lashed Shimla and tourist resorts of Wildflower Hall, Kufri, Naldehra and Narkanda last night. The capital town recorded 5.4 mm rainfall till this morning.

The Met Office predicted moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers at many places in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and few places in Punjab during the next 24 hours. It warned of heavy rain at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and south Haryana during the next 48 hours.

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