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Heavy rains lash several parts of HP

Written by: Staff

Shimla, Sep 9 (UNI) Heavy rains lashed several mid and lower hills of Himachal Pradesh during the last 24 hours after a seven-day respite from the wet conditions, the met office said.

Several areas in Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur and Shimla districts of the state received moderate to heavy rains with sky remaining cloudy in the other parts of the state after a bright sunny morning today.

The met office said Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpur district was the wettest place in the state, receiving 77 mm of rain, followed by 54.8 mm at Berthin in Bilaspur, 44.6 mm at Sundernagar, 44.6 mm at Guler and 10 mm at Nahan in Sirmaur district.

Nadaun in Hamirpur, Sunni in Shimla district, Nagrota Surian in Kangra district and Kahu in Bilaspur district also receivied rain during the last 24 hours.

The met office said rain also lashed Shimla and its adjoining areas today and a thick fog cover engulfed the entire town throughout the day.

The capital town recorded 18.9 mm of rains till 1730 hrs after receiving only 1.6 mm of rain during the night, it said.

The famous tourist resorts of Wildflower Hall, Kufri, Naldehra and Narkanda in Shimla district also received light to moderate rains today, plummeting day temperature by a few degrees.

Shimla recorded a day temperature of 19.2 degrees Celcius and a night temperature of 16.2 degrees, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded night temperatures of 22 and 21 degrees, and day temperatures of 27.4 and 31.5 degree Celsius respectively, it said.

The met office has predicted light to moderate rains at several places of the state during the next 24 hours.


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