Monsoon lashes HP, life disrupted at many places

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Shimla, Aug 6 (UNI) The monsoon remained active in Himachal Pradesh with most parts of the hill state experiencing light to moderate rainfall over past 24 hours, acusing landslides, uprooting trees and disrupting normal life at many places.

Reports received from Mandi said heavy rain triggered off numerous landslides affecting vehicular traffic on the link roads in the areas.

In many places, trees were uprooted disrupting power supply and telecommunication services.

In the lower areas, the normal life was disrupted due to heavy rainfall.

The people of the capital town were facing problem of drinking water supply as some pump houses were closed due to silt.

Sundernagar recorded highest rainfall 26.2 mm in the state.

Dharamshala also recorded 26.2 mm, State capital Shimla recorded 3.7 mm, Kalpa 1.7mm, Nahan 6.0 mm, Solan 17.4 mm, Una 10.4mm, Manali 4.1 mm.

The minimum and maximum temperatures at Shimla was 16.8 and 20.7 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 21.2 and 27.2, Dharamshala 17.7 and 24.8 degrees Celsius, Bhunter 22.0 and 26.8 degrees Celsius, Kalpa 11.0 and 18.7, Una 20.0 and 29.0, Solan 20.5 and Mandi 20.6 degrees celsius and Manali 17.0 and 22.0 The Met office has forcast rain or thundershower at many places in Himachal Pradesh in next 24 hrs.

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