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Snow in Chamba, widespread rains in HP

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Shimla, Sep 1 (UNI) Monsoon rains lashed almost all mid and lower hills of Himachal Pradesh during the last 24 hours, while high altitude areas of Chamba district of the state experienced mild snowfall last night, the met office said today.

The higher reaches of Chamba district experienced mild snowfall last night, while rains were lashing the lower areas of the district since last night.

The day and night temperatures in the district have plummeted in the last few days with the region experiencing intermittent snowfall.

Almost all places in the state received light to moderate rains since last night, but no loss of life and property was reported from anywhere in the state during the last 24 hrs, the met and official sources said.

Nadaun in Hamirpur and Ghamroor in Kangra district were the wettest places in the state with both recording 28.6 mm of rains, followed by 26 mm at Jogindernagar in Mandi district and 25 mm at Kahu in Bilaspur district till 0830 hrs.

It said Bhang Manali received 23 mm of rains, while Dhundi and Solang Nullah (all places in Kullu district) received 21.8 and 22.6 mm of rains respectively during the last 24 hrs.

Bangana in Una district had also recorded 22 of rains, while Kalpa in Kinnuar and Patsio in Lahaul-Spiti had also recorded 2.3 mm and 4.4 mm of rains respectively.

Rains also lashed Shimla and its adjoining areas this afternoon after the sun played hide and seek in the morning, while dense fog engulfed the town, forcing drivers to turn on their fog lights.

The state capital had so far recorded 20.8 mm of rain till 1730 hrs, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar received 14.2 mm and 17.2 mm of rains.

Dharamshala in Kangra district has so far recorded 2,193.4 mm of rainfall from June one to till date, followed by 1,604.1 mm at Palampur and 1,225.5 mm at Jogindernagar.

Shimla recorded a night temperature of 15.2 degrees, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded minimum temperatures of 20 and 17.6 degrees Celsius respectively, the met office added.

The met office has predicted light to moderate rains and thundershowers at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hrs.

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