Rains continue in HP, life disrupted at many places

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Shimla, Aug 10 (UNI) The monsoon remained active in Himachal Pradesh, with most parts of the hill state experiencing light to moderate rainfall over the past 24 hours, causing landslides, uprooting trees and disrupting normal life at many places.

The state capital resort received light to moderate showers in the afternoon.

Excessive rains have caused widespread damage to the tomato and other vegetable crops in the state.

A report from Dharmshala said the weather cleared in the Kangra valley, though the upper regions of the Dauladhar ranges continued to be lashed by showers.

In the lower regions of the state, normal life was disrupted due to heavy rainfall.

Shimla recorded the highest rainfall at 11.2 mm while Kalpa had 0.3 mm, and Bhunter had 0.4 mm.

The minimum and maximum temperatures at Shimla were 17.6 and 22.5 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 21.0 and 30.7 degrees, Dharamshala 18.9 and 27.4 degrees, Bhunter 22.0 and 26.8 degrees, Kalpa 10.8 and 23.1 degrees, Una 20.5 and 35.8 degrees , Solan 21.0 and 30.2 degrees, Mandi 24.2 and 32.2 degrees respectively.

The Met office forcast rain or thundershower at many places in the state in next 24 hrs.

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