Himachal receives heaviest rainfall after 15 years

Shimla: This monsoon season, Himachal Pradesh received 9% excess rainfall from June 1 to September 14 which was the highest for the corresponding period since 1995 as per local met office.

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The state received 810 mm of rains during the period against 1483 mm and 1505.4 mm of rains received in 1995 and 1971 respectively, Director local Met office, Manmohan Singh said. All districts, except Lahaul and Spiti, received normal or excess rainfall with Shimla town recording 850 mm of rains, 34 per cent above normal.

Meanwhile, moderate rains today lashed some parts of the state as monsoon remained normal. Paonta and Jubbal were wettest in the state with 35 mm rains, followed by Renuka 22 mm, Sugani 19 mm, Sunni Bajji 17 mm, Tissa 15 mm, Seobagh 13 mm, Jhandutta 10 mm and Kasol 9 mm.

The day temperatures rose marginally with Shimla recording a high of 22.3 deg Celsius and Una remaining hottest in the region at 32.2 deg C.

Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti was coldest in the region with a minimum temperature of 8.8 deg C while Kalpa in the adjoining tribal district of Kinnaur recorded a low of 9.5 deg C.

Shimla had received 33% less rainfall in 2009 and 30% deficient rains during 2007, he said.

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