The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rain in some districts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI. Manmohan Singh, director of IMD, said a warning has been issued in the mid and low hills. Himachal received the first monsoon showers last month.
Earlier in July, Dehra Gopipur and Sujanpur Tira recorded 16 mm of rainfall each, while Una got 15 mm. While Kangra recorded temperatures of 32.5 degree and Bhuntar, 32.4 degrees, Sundernagar recorded its maximum at 33.4 degrees Celsius. Mercury in Una was recorded at 33 degrees. Temperatures soared in Nahan, Solan and Dharamshala at 30.1, 30.4 and 29.4 degrees respectively, the IMD had said. In Manali, the maximum temperature was recorded as 26 degrees Celsius and 25.1 degrees Celsius in Shimla.
The southwest monsoon hit the coast of Kerala as scheduled on June 1, before making its way across the west coast to cover other parts of the country. It officially reached the north towards the middle of June, bringing with it heavy rains and thundershowers. The highly-anticipated rains bring much relief from the soaring summer temperatures witnessed across the country this year.
The temperature in Himachal Pradesh is expected to drop a few degrees as rains intensify over the region. For all monsoon related information, click here.
(With inputs from agencies)