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Warm humid conditions in HP

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Shimla, July 3 (UNI) Warm humid conditions continue to prevail in Himachal Pradesh for the second day today even as light showers lashed mid and lower hills of the state during the last 24 hrs, the met office said.

''The eastern winds blowing over the Bay of Bengal are responsible for the humid conditions prevailing in the entire state,'' Director of the Shimla Met Office, Manmohan Sharma told UNI here.

He said, besides the warm humid air carried to Himachal by the eastern winds, rains in several parts of the state were also pushing up the humidity levels.

Denying any rise in day and night temperatures in the state during the last two days, Mr Sharma said high humidity levels tends to create an impression that temperatures were rising.

''The temperatures are normal for this period of the year,'' he asserted.

Heavy rains were reported from several parts of the state last night with Kahu in Bilaspur district recording 146 mm and Amb in Una district recording 60 mm of rain during the last 24 hrs till 0830 hrs, he said.

Mr Sharma said Kasol in Bilaspur district and Ghamroor in Kangra district also recorded 49 and 38 mm of rains respectively last night.

Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpur district recorded 24 mm of rains followed by 23.8 at Bhuntar, 20 mm each at Berthin in Bilaspur district and Karsog in Mandi district and 18 mm at Pandoh in Mandi district.

Patsio in Lahaul-Spiti district recorded about 1.5 mm of rain, while Kalpa in Kinnaur district received 12 mm of rains last night, the met office said.

Dharamshala in Kangra district has so far recorded about 478 mm of rain since June one to till date and the met office said this was more than it received during the corresponding period last year.

Light showers also lashed Shimla and its adjoining areas last night and it recorded 1.2 mm of rain even as more rain clouds were hovering over the state capital.

The state capital recorded a night temperature of 17.9 degree Celsius today, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded a low of 20.3 and 19 degrees respectively.

The met office has predicted moderate to heavy showers at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hrs.

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