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Monsoon remains active in HP, subdued in Haryana

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Sep 11 (UNI) Monsoon remained vigorous in Himachal Pradesh but subdued in Haryana, causing moderate to heavy rains in the hilly state during the past 24 hours.

However, rains eluded Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with no report of rains from these areas.

Several areas of Himachal Pradesh, including Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur districts received heavy rains with Naudan in Hamirpur district recording 86.5 mm rainfall overnight. The rains triggered fresh landslides at various places in the state.

Heavy rain also pounded Sundernagar in Mandi district, registering 64.1 mm, followed by Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpur district with 63.5 mm and Nagrota Surian in Kangra district with 38.5 mm. Guler, Pandoh, Kasol, Bhuntar and Barthin areas received moderate rain.

Shimla and its adjoining areas were also lashed by moderate rainfall with the capital town recording 5.1 mm downpour till this morning. Upper areas of Shimla district, including tourist places of Wildflower Hall, Kufri, Naldehra and Narkanda, also received rainfall bringing down temperature and forcing tourists to stay indoors.

The Sun played hide and seek throughout the day in Chandigarh but had no rains since last night.

The Met Office predicted moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers at many places in Himachal Pradesh and few places in Punjab during the next 48 hours. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at isolated places in Haryana during the period.

The Weather Office warned of heavy rain at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and north and north-eastern parts of Punjab during the next 24 hours.


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