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Less rainfall recorded in Himachal Pradesh

By Arvind Sharma

Dharamshala, Aug 2: In this year, rainfall recorded in the state of Himachal Pradesh for the month of July is 222 mm, which is 29% less than the normal precipitation during this month. According to the press release of the Metrological office of Himachal Pradesh, in the last 10 years, except two years i.e. 2005 and 2010, rainfall recorded was less than normal in HP.

It said that five districts viz. Una, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu and Mandi of the state received normal rainfall. District Una received the highest rainfall with 27% more rainfall than the normal. District Kangra received the highest rainfall with 666 mm, which is 14% more than the normal rainfall.

Seven districts received rainfall below normal i.e. deficient or scanty. District L & Spiti received the least rainfall with 95% less rainfall than normal. Individual station also received less precipitation in the month of July.

Probably the state received less, especially over the northern part of the state, because of the reason that monsoon trough line did not shift to the northern side from its normal position. The normal position of monsoon trough line generally passes from Ganganager to Kolkata via Agra, Allahabad.

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