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Humid weather conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana

Written by: Staff
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Chandigarh, Aug 9 (UNI) Hot and humid weather conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana as rain eluded the plains but lashed many areas in Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours.

Except for Nangal Dam area, which recorded moderate rainfall overnight, Punjab region had no rains. Nangal Dam site measured 14.1 mm rainfall till 0830 hrs. Haryana, too, had no rainfall.

However, moderate rain pounded several areas in Himachal Pradesh, including mid and lower hills. Traffic especially on link roads remained disrupted following landslides in the wake of excessive rains in the past few days.

Landslides have also occured on the 320-km Hindustan-Tibet road, the Chamba-Bharmaour road and the Chamba-Tissa-Pangi road.

Moderate to heavy rain lashed Solang Nullah in Kullu district, recording 25.0 mm till this morning. Bhang-Manali in the area registered 8.4 mm while Pandoh reported 0.5 mm rainfall.

Shimla and upper areas of the district were also lashed by moderate rain. The capital town, which was enveloped in fog, recorded 8.4 mm rain till this morning. Suni recorded 21.5 mm rain, Rampur and Pandoh 0.5 mm each and Kahu 13 mm rainfall.

Several areas in Kangra district, including Nagrota Surian and Guler, also had moderate rainfall. Sujanpur Tira in the district recorded 9.2 mm rainfall.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana had no rains since last night.

Rain-related incidents in the region have claimed the lives of 15 people during the current monsoon season so far. Nine people have died in Himachal Pradesh, four in Haryana and two in Punjab.

Moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers will occur at many places in Himachal Pradesh and light to moderate rain or thundershowers at few places in Haryana and Punjab during the next 24 hours. The Met office warned of heavy rain at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh during the period.

UNI VKJ SRS BST1802

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