Mercury stays below normal in Himachal

The maximum temperature stayed below normal in mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh as the region had more snow and rains.

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

Shimla: The maximum temperature stayed
below normal in mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh as the region had more snow and rains.

Heavy rains lashed several parts of the state with
Gohar in Mandi district receiving as much as 62 mm of rains.
It was followed by Kasol 59 mm, Bhuntar 50 mm, Seobagh
47 mm, Mandi 41.2 mm, Banjar 41 mm, Jogindernagar 38 mm,
Berthin and Mehre 33 mm each, Tissa 32 mm, Ghumarwin 31 mm,
Kumarsain and Saloni 30 mm each, Sundernagar 29.1 mm, Pandoh
and Kheri 28 mm each, Kahu 25 mm and Karsog 19 mm.

The higher reaches in tribal areas experienced
moderate snowfall with Kalpa in Kinnaur district receiving 20
cm of snow.
Shimla, which received 6.2 mm of rains, recorded a low
of 5.1 deg C while the maximum temperature rose to 15.6 deg C,
three degree above normal.
The minimum temperature in Sundernagar, Bhuntar and
Dharamsala was recorded at 4.1 deg C, 3.7 deg C and 5.8 deg C,
respectively.

The local MeT office has predicted rains with
thundershowers in the mid and higher hills and snow in high
altitude tribal areas during the next 24 hours.

PTI