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Rains lash Himachal, Kufri coldest place in Himalayan state


Press Trust of India Shimla
Heavy rains lashed Kangra and Sirmour districts of Himachal Pradesh where Kufri hill station was the coldest place, the meteorological department said on Friday.
The MeT department has already issued a yellow warning of heavy rains for Friday and Saturday in different parts of the state.
Other parts of the state also recorded rainfall.
Kangra received the highest 102.4 mm rain since 5.30 pm Thursday, followed by Dharamshala (80.4 mm), Nahan (71.3 mm), Paonta Sahib (54.4 mm), Sundernagar (30.4 mm), Palampur (28.8 mm), Una (26.2 mm) and Bilaspur (24 mm), Shimla MeT Centre director Manmohan Singh said.
Kufri received 21 mm rain, Chamba (18 mm), Mandi (14.4 mm), Dalhousie (13 mm), Solan (10 mm), Shimla (7 mm), Manali (6 mm), he added.
Singh said Kufri was the coldest place in the state with a low of 11.2 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong and Kinnaur's Kalpa were 11.3 degrees Celsius and 11.4 degrees Celsius respectively, he said.
Similarly, the minimum temperature in state capital Shimla was recorded at 14.8 degrees Celsius, whereas that in tourist places Dalhousie and Manali was 12.9 degrees Celsius and 15.2 degrees Celsius respectively, Singh said.
Besides, the minimum temperature in Nahan also dipped to 15.4 degrees Celsius Thursday night, he added.
The maximum temperatures were recorded 2-3 degree Celsius below normal in the state. The highest temperature was recorded in Una at 30.2 degrees Celsius, Singh said.
The maximum temperature in Shimla was 22.2 degrees Celsius, Kalpa (21.6), Keylong (19.8), Manali (19.4), Dalhousie (17.5) and Kufri (15.3 degrees Celsius), he added.

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 7:30 PM IST

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