Himachal receives eight per cent less rains this monsoon

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 23:46

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh received a cumulative rainfall of 775.2 mm from June 1 to September 30, which is eight per cent less than the normal rainfall, the local MeT office on Monday said.

The southwest monsoon had withdrawn from entire Himachal Pradesh?on September 19 and during the whole season, there were only 9 rainless days, four days each in June and September and one day in the month of July.

Kangra district received the highest rainfall of 1945.9 mm, while Kinnaur, Kullu and Una recorded 450.3 mm, 639.6 mm and 1190.7 mm of rains respectively.

Bilaspur district (832.7 mm ), Hamirpur (1090.6 mm), Mandi (1194.6 mm ), Shimla (576.2 mm ), Sirmaur (1391 mm) and Solan (812.2 mm) had normal rainfall during this monsoon.

The lowest rainfall of 118.5 mm was recorded in the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district, while Chamba district received 803.8 mm of rains, which is 43 per cent below normal.

Dharamshala recorded?3196.8 mm rainfall, which is 36 per cent more than normal, while Shimla city recorded 900.1 mm rains, 14 per cent less than normal, the MeT office said.


First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 23:46
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