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Heavy rain in Shimla

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Shimla and its surrounding areas in

were today lashed by sharp showers. The capital city received 19 mm rains in less than an hour.

The rain affected the voting for the Shimla Municipal Corporation polls as a large number of people remained indoors.

The office has predicted rains or thunderstorm in the mid and lower hills and rains or snow in the higher reaches for the next six days.

Ghamroor gauged 14 mm of rainfall, Saloni 13 mm, Palampur 10 mm, Bhareri, Naina Devi and Bilaspur 6 mm and Renuka, Solan and Una 3 mm.

The timely rain will be good for the sowing of maize, paddy and other crops, farmers said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 22:13 IST