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Rains bring down mercury in HP

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The maximum temperature dropped marginally across as strong winds prevailed in the region followed by scattered rains.

Several parts of the state witnessed a thunderstorm, with Tissa and Saluni in Chamba district recording 22.4 mm and 18.0mm rainfall respectively.


Kotkhai received 12.1 mm rainfall, followed by Jubbal and Palampur 11 mm each, Kheri 10 mm, Sarahan and Keylong 9 mmn each and Manali 7.3 mm.

Una was the hottest in the region with maximum temperature settling at at 36.4 degrees Celsius, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded a high of 33.9 degrees Celsius and 32.3 degrees Celsius respectively, followed by Nahan 31.5 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 30.8 degrees Celsius, Shimla and Solan 24.1 degrees Celsius each, Manali 21.6 degrees Celsius and Kalpa 19.6 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature dropped to 6.0 degrees Celsius at Kalpa and 7.3 degrees Celsius in Keylong following moderate rainfall, while Manali recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius, followed by Bhuntar 13.4 degrees Celsius, Solan 15.0 degrees Celsius, Shimla 15.4 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 16.1 degrees Celsius, Palampur 17.0 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 18.2 degrees Celsius, Nahan 20.0 degrees Celsius and Una 21.2 degrees Celsius.

The local MeT office has predicted rains or thundershowers at isolated places in mid and lower hills and rains and snow at higher hills at isolated places over the next six days as another Western Disturbance lies over the region.

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

First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 23:32 IST
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