Himachal gets drenched

July 7th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, July 7 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may see moderate to heavy rainfall in the next few days, a weather official said here Saturday, following widespread rainfall over the past two days.

“There are chances of heavy spells of rain across the hill state till Monday,” an official of the Meteorological Office told IANS.

He said most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Chamba, Dharamsala, Palampur and Manali have been experiencing good spells of rain for the past two days.

Shimla, which saw a mild rainfall of 13.6 mm, recorded a maximum temperature of 24.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 16.6 degrees Saturday.

Likewise, Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw the maximum temperature hovering at 25 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 14.4 degrees Celsius.

Dharamsala recorded 68.4 mm of rainfall with maximum temperature at 30.4 degrees Celsius, while Manali experienced 13 mm of rain and recorded 28 degrees Celsius.

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