Heavy rains lashed various parts of Himachal Pradesh while high altitude areas had first spell of early light snowfall, causing sharp fall in mercury.
The mercury dipped to 6.1 degrees Celsius at Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district.
The rains triggered a massive
landslide in Tapri near Rekong Peo in Kinnaur district, damaging over a dozen cowsheds and some houses, reports reaching Shimla said.
Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district was wettest in the region with 200 mm of rains while Una and Dharampur each recorded 70 mm of rains.
Bangana had 65 mm of rains followed by Kalpa 62 mm, Nahan 58 mm, Dundernagar 47 mm, Jubal, Bharmaur and Bilaspur 45 mm each, Solan 40 mm, Jubbar Hatti 36 mm, Kotkhai 34 mm, Jogindernagar and Manali 32 mm, Seobagh 27 mm, Bajura and Keylong 25 mm and Shimla 18 mm.
After the arrival of South-West monsoon in the state, the total average rainfall from June 1 to June 16 touched 122.4 mm which was 234% more than normal, local MeT office said.
All the districts have received excess cumulative rainfall from June 1 to June 16 with Una district receiving 626% more rainfall, followed by Sirmaur which received 503% more rainfall while Kangra and Solan received 410% and 310% more rainfall.
During this period Jogindernagar received highest rainfall of 447 mm while, Dharmshala received 365.4 mm rains, followed by Paonta Sahib 340 mm,, Palampur 307 mm, Nahan 272 mm, Gohar 239, Nagrota Suriyan 237, Una 227mm, Baijnath 220 mm and Dharmpur 219 mm.
The day temperatures rose marginally as Una remained hottest in the region with a high of 33.6 deg C, followed by Sundernagar 27.1 deg, Bhunter 26.2 deg, Dharamshala 25.4 deg, Solan 21.0 deg, Shimla and Nahan 20.0 deg and Kalpa 9.2 degree.
The minimum temperatures dropped to 14.2 deg, 15.0 deg and 13.0 deg at Nahan, Palampur and Shimla, 8.8 deg, 5.0 deg and 4.5 deg below normal.
The local MeT office has predicted rain or thundershowers at many places in the state during next 48 hours and heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places.
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