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Hailstorm, sharp showers lash Shimla

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The day temperatures dropped in mid and higher hills of today as the capital city of and surrounding areas were lashed by severe hailstorm and sharp showers.

Normal life came to a halt in the capital city as the region witnessed hailstorm accompanied by lightning and thunder.

Scattered moderate rain occurred at many places. Paonta Sahib was the wettest with 65 mm rains, followed by 29 mm rain, Renuka 21 mm, Karsog 18 mm, Jubbar Hatti and Rajgarh 15 mm, Mashobra 12 mm, Bangana and Udaipur 10 mm, Kufri 9 mm and Nahan 8 mm rain, the MeT said.

Sangrah recieved 7 mm rain, Jogindernagar 6 mm, and Berthin, Bharmaur and Mandi got 5 mm rain each, it said.

The has predicted rain and thunder showers in mid hills over next six days from tomorrow.

Dry has been predicted in lower and higher hill from June 12 to 14 and rains and thundershowers or snow in lower or higher hills from June 13 onwards, the body said.

Una was hottest in the region after recording the maximum temperature of 39.6 degrees, while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded a high of 35.4 degrees and 35 degrees, respectively. Nahan recorded 32.9 degrees, Dharamsala 32.2 degrees, Solan 32 degrees and Palampur 31.2 degrees Celsius.

recorded a high of 26.5 degrees Celsius, the MeT added.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 00:30 IST