Monsoon weakens in HP

Barring light rains in some places, monsoon remained weak in Himachal Pradesh with marginal fluctuation in day temperatures on Thursday.

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 23:45 PM IST

Shimla: Barring light rains in some places,
monsoon remained weak in Himachal Pradesh with marginal
fluctuation in day temperatures on Thursday.

However, minimum temperatures remained 2-6 degrees above
normal at most places, especially in tribal areas.

The state capital Shimla had 23 mm of rains till this
morning but day temperature rose marginally from 22.9 to 23.5
degrees and minimum temperature was 17.3 degree, three degree
above normal.

Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district recorded a
low of 15.5 degree Celsius, six degrees above normal while
Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur district was coldest in the region
with a low of 14.5 degree C.

Una, which was the hottest in the region with maximum
tmeperature at 33.4 degree, was hottest during the night also
with a low of 23.6 degree, four degree above normal.

Meanwhile, with rainfall remaining elusive from most areas
of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, the maximum temperature
settled between two to four degrees celsius above normal in
the region today which faced severe humid conditions.

The maximum temperature in most parts of Punjab and
Haryana were between two to four degrees celsius above normal,
the Met office in Chandigarh said.

In the north-west plains, Hisar continued to be the
hottest place with a high of 37.6 degrees celsius, which was
two notches above normal.

While Rohtak settled at a high of 34.8 degrees celsius, the
maximum temperature at Chandigarh was 33.9 degrees celsius.
Both Rohtak and Chandigarh had maximum temperature one notch
each above normal.

Humidity levels ranged between 80 to 90 per cent, adding
to the summer woes of the people.

The Met forecast moderate to heavy raisn at isolated
places in the region durng the next 48 hours.

PTI