Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh
Shimla: Normal life was thrown out of gear in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, as heavy rains triggered landslides, road breaches and uprooted trees, blocking roads in the interior areas.
All the major rivers and their tributaries are in spate and flowing above danger mark.
The rains inundated low-lying areas in Jungle Berry in lower hills while uprooted trees blocked highways in Nurpur and adjoining areas.
Incessant heavy rains forced people to stay indoors and people living along the banks of the rivers have been asked to remain alert.
Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpur district was wettest in the region with 187 mm of rains till this morning while Nahan and Renuka in Sirmaur district recorded 185 mm and 169 mm rains, followed by Dehra Gopipur 160 mm, Dharamshala 148 mm, Nadaun 143 mm, Jogindernagar 125mm, Dharamshala (AWS)-111, Bangana 106 mm, Una and Mehre 105 mm.
Nurpur in Kangra received 102 mm rains, followed by Bangana 99 mm, Bhoranj 92 mm, Nagrota Suriyan 90 mm, Baijnath 74 mm, Gaggal 73 mm, Palampur and Ghamroor 73 mm, Rampur 49 mm, Sangraha 38 mm, Pandoh 34 mm, Manali 32 mm and Dharampur 31 mm.
Intermittent rains are continuing in the region, causing marginal fall in maximum day temperature.
However, the minimum night temperatures dropped by one to three degrees to stay at 20.8 degree at Hamirpur, Chamba and Kangra, 20.5 degree at Dharamsala and Una, 20.0 degree in Solan, 19.0 degree at Palampur and 17.7 degree at Shimla.
While Sundernagar and Bhuntar were hottest during the night with minimum temperature At 21.7 degree and 21.0 degree, Nahan recorded a low of 15.4 degree, seven degree below normal and Kalpa and Keylong in tribal districts of Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti recorded lowest temperature of 14.6 degree C.
The local MeT office has warned of very heavy rains at some places and rains and thundershowers at many places in the state during next 24 hours as a cyclonic circulation extending up to 0.9 km above sea level, lies over Punjab and adjoining Haryana.
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