Himachal receives eight per cent less rains this monsoon

Himachal Pradesh received a cumulative rainfall of 775.2 mm from June 1 to September 30, which is 8 percent less than normal rainfall, MeT office said.

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2013, 23:46 PM IST

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The southwest monsoon had withdrawn from entire Himachal Pradesh?on September 19 and during the whole season, there were only 9 rainless days, four days each in June and September and one day in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

PTI