Himachal Pradesh: Met dept warns of heavy rainfall in next three days
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued warning of heavy rainfall across the state in the next three days.Updated: Jun 24, 2015 23:20 IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued warning of heavy rainfall across the state in the next three days.
Issuing a special warning, Shimla Meteorological Centre stated that rainfall was expected at most places across the state from June 24 to 26. "Due to western disturbance, heavy rainfall at most places and very heavy rainfall at isolated places will occur during this period," Shimla Meteorological Centre director Manmohan Singh said.
"There are chances of landslide and uprooting of trees in sensitive areas due to heavy rainfall," the warning note read. The Met has advised farmers to postpone their outdoor farming activities, while asking people to prefer indoors.
Heavy rainfall is expected in Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti and Solan, while Una, Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi, Kinnaur, Kangra and Chamba may experience very heavy rainfall.
Meanwhile, rain lashed several parts of the state on Tuesday bringing down the maximum temperature by few notches. Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 24.1 degrees Celsius, Dharamsala 29.4 degrees Celsius and Manali 23.8 degrees Celsius.
In the past 24 hours, Guler in Kangra recorded 46mm rainfall, Jubbal in Shimla 34mm, Ghamroor in Kangra 27mm, Dehra Gopipur in Kangra 26mm, Nagrota Surian in Kangra and Dalhousie in Chamba 25mm each, Kheri in Chamba 22 mm, Nurpur in Kangra 21 mm, Bangana in Una 19mm, Bharmour in Chamba 12mm, while Palampur in Kangra, Tira Sujanpur in Hamirpur and Nadaun in Hamirpur all recorded 9mm of rainfall.
First Published: Jun 23, 2015 23:12 IST