Heavy rain in Shimla as monsoon reactivates in Himachal

SHIMLA: After taking a brief hiatus, monsoon has reactivated in several parts of Himachal Pradesh with the state capital Shimla witnessing heavy rain since midnight, the Metrological (MeT) department said today.

The current surge during the ongoing monsoon season is likely to continue till July 14, Director of local MeT office Manmohan Singh said.

As per data recorded by the MeT department at 8.30 am today, Shimla experienced 60.2 millimetre rainfall followed by Paonta Sahib (50.6 mm), Jubbarhatti (32.8 mm), Dharamshala (17.4 mm), Sudernagar (15.6 mm) and Kangra (9.6 mm) during the last 24 hours.

The highest temperature in the state has been recorded in Una as 36.8 degrees Celsius whereas Keylong recorded a minimum of 13.4 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest place in the Himalayan state over the last 24 hours.

 

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