Heavy rains lash Himachal
Shimla: Heavy showers lashed several areas of Himachal Pradesh triggering landslides in the interiors of the hill state.
The downpour triggered landslides in the interiors, disrupting traffic at numerous places on link roads. Power supply also remained interrupted for nearly three hours in Shimla, which received 58mm of rain in the last 36 hours, and some other areas.
Jogindernagar was wettest in the state with 133 mm rains while Baijnath, Palampur and Dharamsala in Kangra district recorded 94 mm, 88 mm and 61 mm rains, followed by Hamirpur, Pandoh and Kasol 52 mm, Arki 46 mm, Gohar 44 mm, Kahu 39 mm, Naduan 37 mm, Nahan 35.2 mm, Bhoranj, Ghumarwin 33 mm, Baldwara 31 mm, Berthin and Jubbarhatti 29 mm, Mandi 25 mm, Karsog mm, Sundernagar and Kasuali 23 mm, Paonta Sahib, Sunni-Bhajji 22 mm and Bangana 20 mm.
The minimum temperature dropped by two to three degrees in most parts of the state with Dharamsala and Una warmest during the night with the minimum at 23 degree, followed by Mandi 22.3 degree, Sundernagar 21.7 degree, Bhuntar 21.2 degree, Solan 18.6 degree and Shimla 16.1 degree Celsius.
However, the maximum temperature remained steady and stayed two to three degrees above normal across the state.
The Met office has forecast more rains and thunder storms in many parts of the state during the next 24 hours.
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