Heavy rain forecast in HP on Wednesday
Heavy rainfall has been forecast in Himachal Pradesh for Wednesday with the state meteorological department issuing an orange warning for Kangra, Sirmaur and Bilaspur districts and yellow warning for Una, Hamirpur and Solan districts.
According to the Indian meteorological department’s colour coded warnings, orange is an alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall, and yellow warning advises the people to “watch” and stay updated.
Yellow warnings have also been issued for the middle and lower hills of the state for August 27 and 28.
Manmohan Singh from the state meteorological department said rain would continue till August 31.
No significant changes were observed in temperatures during the last 24 hours, he said.
Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district received the state’s heaviest downpour (100mm rain); followed by Kangra (56mm), Mandi (25mm); Nahan (19mm); Dharamshala (16.8 mm); Palampur (14.4mm), Paonta Sahib (11.4 mm); Solan (11mm); Dalhousie (10mm) and Bilaspur and Kufri (4mm each).
The maximum temperature in state capital Shimla was 21.8°C, while Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie recorded highs of 27.6°C, 26.6°C. and 19.5°C, respectively.
Solan recorded a high of 27°C, Bilaspur 31°C, Hamirpur 30.8°C, Nahan 25°C and Kalpa, 26.2°C.
Una was the warmest place in the state at 33.6°C while Kufri, 14 kilometres away from Shimla, was the coolest at 14.8°C.