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Dharamshala records second highest rainfall for 24-hour period, schools shut in Kangra

As per data recorded by centre, 292.4 millimetres rainfall was witnessed in Dharamshala in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am Friday.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2018 14:30 IST
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Dark clouds hover over HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.(PTI Photo)

Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh has witnessed its second highest rainfall for a 24-hour period, the Meteorological centre said in Shimla on Friday.

As per data recorded by centre, 292.4 millimetres rainfall was witnessed in Dharamshala in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am Friday.

Met centre director Manmohan Singh said this was the second highest rainfall recorded in Dharamshala for a 24-hour duration.

The highest precipitation of 316.4 mm in 24 hours was recorded in the city 60 years ago -- on August 6, 1958, he said.

Meanwhile, in view of forecasts of heavy rains, the Kangra district administration has closed all education institutions in the district today as a precautionary measure. Elsewhere in the state, 127 mm rain was recorded in Jogindernagar in Mandi followed by 98 mm in Pamalmpur and 96 mm in Baijnath (both in Kangra), 81.2 mm in Kheri of Chamba district and 64.8 mm in Nagrota Surian in Kangra district since Thursday.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 14:30 IST