The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh on Friday. All educational institutions including schools and colleges in Kangra district and Padhar sub-division of Mandi district will remain closed, following the warning, ANI reported.
Last week, at least 19 people were killed following heavy rainfall in the state. The government had released Rs 96.50 crore for relief in the state. Multiple landslides had occurred on the stretch between Parwanoo and Solan, according to police.
A weather department official had said that the rainfall in Shimla last week, broke an 11-year record as 173 mm rain was recorded during the time. Officials said that in 2007, 122 mm rain was recorded.
Himachal Rain: Schools to remain closed in Mandi, Kangra today. Follow LIVE updates
Schools closed after record rainfall in Dharamshala
Educational institutions in Kangra were closed today as heavy rains lashed the district, including Dharamshala town which recorded its highest rainfall in 60 years for a day in August, officials said. The Meteorological department here said 292.4 millimetres rainfall was recorded in Dharamshala in 24 hours ending 8.30 am today. The earlier record for a 24-hour period for August was 316.4 mm of rainfall which was witnessed on August 6, 1958, Met centre director Manmohan Singh told PTI.
The Kangra district administration closed all educational institutions in the district today as a precautionary measure, officials said.
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 yesterday.
Active to vigorous Monsoon conditions would be seen over Himachal, other states
Vehicular traffic between Shimla, Chandigarh was badly hit last week
Last week, the vehicular and rail traffic between Chandigarh and Shimla was badly hit, following landslides at multiple places on the route. A total of 12 trains operating between Kalka-Shimla were cancelled, railway officials had said.
Kangra is the rainiest place in India
Kangra in Himachal Pradesh is the rainiest place in India with 277 mm of rainfall.
Dharamshala received extremely heavy rain till 8:30 am
Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh received extremely heavy rain of 292 mm until 08:30 hours today.
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