Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh, Met department predicts more in coming days
The Meteorological department of Himachal Pradesh has predicted heavy rains in several provinces in the next four to five days.
Shimla: Heavy rainfall lashed part of Himachal Pradesh, as predicted by the weather department, on Tuesday as the southwest monsoon intensified in the hilly state.
Its raining heavily in some areas of Himachal Pradesh, this will continue for some days: Manmohan Singh, Director, Metrologcal department, Shimla told ANI.
Mandi, Kangra, Bilaspur district, Sirmaur, Solan has a possibility of heavy rainfall, Manmohan Singh added.
The Meteorological department of Himachal Pradesh had earlier predicted heavy rains in several provinces in the next four to five days.
Parts of Himachal Pradesh had received heavy rainfall on Monday.
In the last 12 hours alone, Mandi and Sirmaur districts have received 120 milli-meters and 70 milli-meters of rains respectively.
Southwest monsoon hit the coast of Kerala on June 8.
The monsoon has remained 15 percent lower than average in June, but according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) the deficit is expected to narrow in the days to come.
The weather office forecasts monsoon rains to be above average this year after consecutive droughts ravaged crops and worsened rural distress.