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Heavy rain lash several parts of Himachal, sharp fall in day temperature

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Heavy rain lashed several parts of Himachal, disrupting normal life and damaging kachaa houses and fruit crops.

Kufri and Shimla recorded 91 mm and 50 mm rain respectively while Una in Shiwalik foot hills received 67 mm rain, bringing down the mercury to 34.8 degrees Celsius.

Sunni Bhajji recorded 40 mm rain, followed by Aghar (38 mm), Sujanpur Tira (37 mm), Guler (34 mm), Jubbar Hatti and Pandoh (33 mm), Nihri and Naina Devi (30 mm), Sundernagar (29 mm), Bharari (27 mm), Nagrota Suriyan (26 mm), Solan (25 mm), Dehra Gopipur (23 mm), Nahan, Mandi, Paonta Sahib (20 mm each), Kahu (19 mm) and Jhanjehli and Sarkaghat (18 mm each).

The rainfall storm uprooted trees and blew off roofs of kachha houses and damaged stone fruit and apple crop.

said that a cyclonic circulation now lies over and neighbourhood and this is not a pre-monsoon rain.

The department has forecast rain or thundershowers at few places in lower hills and rain or snow in higher hills over the next two days and rain or thundershowers at isolated places in mid hills for the next six days from tomorrow.

Minimum temperature stayed at 13.8 degrees Celsius at Keylong while Kalpa, Shimla and Manali recorded a low of 14.0, 14.1 and 14.2 degrees Celsius.

It was followed by Solan (17.4), (19.4), Palampur (19.5), Una and Sundernagar (20.2), Bhuntar (20.5) and Dharamsala (20.8).

Bhuntar, and Sundernagar recorded minimum temperatures at 33.0, 32.3 and 32.0 degrees Celsius respectively.

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

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:00 IST