Moderate to heavy rains occurred in several parts of Himachal Pradesh today as monsoon remained active over the state.
The local MeT office has warned of heavy rains in mid and lower hills over the next three days and predicted wet spell in the region up toAugust 14.
The Public Works Department (PWD) opened 148 roads, while 132 roads still remained closed. Some of the roads in interior areas remain closed for more than one week.
In Kangra district, which is experiencing heavy rains for past three weeks, 58 roads are closed due to landslide, while 41 roads are closed in Shimla and 32 in Mandi.
Meanwhile, Dharamshala received 138 mm rains followed by Paonta Sahib 99 mm, Nainadevi 91 mm, Gaggal 87 mm, Palampur 50 mm, Una 43 mm, Nagrota Surian 41 mm, Sarkaghat 36 mm, Amb 33 mm and Shimla 17 mm, weather officials said.
The minimum temperatures increased marginally and Manali was recorded the coldest place in the region with a low of 15 degrees Celsius followed byKalpa (15.4), Keylong (16), Dharamshala and Shimla (both 17), Mandi (18.2), Nahan (20.3), Palampur (21), Solan and Bhuntar (both 21.4), Sundernagar (23.1) and Una (25).
They said there was no significant change in maximum temperatures and Bhuntar was recorded the hottest place with a high of32.4 degree Celsius followed by Sundernagar (31.4), Una (30.6), Nahan (27.8), Dharamshala (27.2), Solan (26.4) , Manali and Kalpa (both 23.6) and Shimla (22.4).
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