Light showers lash isolated places in HP

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Shimla, Sep 17 (UNI) Light showers lashed isolated places in Himachal Pradesh today even as clouds hovered over mid and lower hills of the state during the last 24 hrs, the Met office said.

Isolated places in the lower parts of the state experienced light showers today with dark clouds novering the sky throughout the day, while sun shone brightly in the tribal districts of Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti, Chamba and Kullu.

The Met office said isolated places in Hamirpur, Kangra, Shimla and Sirmaur districts experienced light rainfall during the day with Nurpur in Kangra being the wettest place in the state with 32 mm of rains.

Dharamshala recorded a rainfall of 2.2 mm followed by eight mm at Barsar and one mm of rains at Baijnath, it said.

Dense fog was enveloping Shimla town and other surrounding areas of the district since last night, besides overcast conditions remain in the state capital throughout the day.

The minimum temperatures across the state rose by one to two degrees following overcast conditions with Shimla town recording a low temperature of 14.9 digrees Celcius as against 14.2 degrees recorded yesterday, the Met office informed.

Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Kalpa recorded a rise in the night temperatures at 21.1, 19 and 9.4 degree Celsius as compared to 19.7, 17.1 and 7.9 degree Celsius respectively recorded yesterday, it said.

The maximum temperature at Shimla stood at 23.2 degree Celcius as against 23.1 degree Celsius recorded yesterday, while Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Kalpa recorded day temperatures of 31.2, 33.6 and 24.4 degree Celsius.

The met office has forecast rains at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hrs.


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