Heavy rain to continue in Himachal

August 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Heavy rainfall will continue across Himachal Pradesh in the next 24 hours, a weather official said Sunday evening.

“There will be no respite from the incessant rain with some places likely to experience heavy rainfall till Monday,” an official of the meteorological office told IANS.

The state has been experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall for over a week with most of the rivers and its tributaries are in spate.

The incessant rains have also caused massive landslides in Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Kinnaur and Sirmaur districts, hampering vehicular traffic.

According to the Met office, rains will continue till Aug 29 as easterly winds are prevailing over the western Himalayan region at lower levels and interacting with mid latitude westerly winds over the region.

“During the past last 24 hours, precipitation took place at most places and the maximum temperatures decreased by three to four degrees, while the minimum temperature fell by one to two degrees,” it added.

Amb town in Una district saw the highest rainfall of 66 mm in the state, while capital Shimla saw 31.4 mm of rain.

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