Moderate rainfall in Himachal likely in next two days

Shimla: Moderate rainfalls is expected in Himachal Pradesh in the next three days, the met office said.

‘After witnessing a very heavy rainfall in the past few days, the monsoon is likely to remain in dormancy in the state till Aug 28,’ Manmohan Singh, the director of the meteorological office said.

He said there will be moderate rain on Thursday and mild spells on Friday and Saturday.

Continuous rainfall in the hill state for the past few days abnormally increased the water level in the major rivers of the hill state – the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna – which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

The moderate to mild rainfall in Himachal is likely to come as a relief for Punjab and Haryana, parts of which have been affected by floods, an official said.

Many low-lying areas of Punjab remained on high alert as the Satluj flowed near the danger mark. A fresh breach emerged in the Yamuna in Haryana’s Karnal district, flooding acres of agricultural land.

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