Himachal receives heavy rains, mercury falls
Shimla: Heavy to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in Himachal Pradesh during the last 24 hrs, bringing down the temperature in the state by four to five degree Celsius.
Dharamsala and Jubbal were the wettest areas in the state with 32 mm each, followed by Saloni 21 mm, Gaggal 19 mm, Dalhousie 18 mm, Solan 15 mm, Chamba 14 mm, Jogindernagar 11 mm, Kufri 10 mm respectively.
The state capital Shimla received 10 mm rainfall followed by Seobagh 9 mm, Sundernagar 8 mm, Bhuntar & Jubbar Hatti 7 mm each, Theog 6 mm, Mandi, Bangana and Hamirpur 5 mm each and Kalpa 4mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours.
The unprecedented rain was due to yesterday`s Western Disturbance (WD) which persisted as an upper air system over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir.
The maximum temperatures in the state decreased by 4 to 5 degree Celsius and minimum temperatures decreased by 2 to 3 degree Celsius.
Una with 40.6 deg C recorded the maximum temperature while Keylong, the head quarter of Lahoul and Spiti district, was the lowest at 6.40 deg C.
The local Met office predicted that the weather may clear out on May 14.
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