Rain continued to lash several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, with Manali becoming the coldest place in the State in the last 24 hours.
The lowest temperature in the State was recorded at 13.4 degrees Celsius in Manali, followed by 13.6 degrees C in Kufri, 13.7 in Keylong, 15.2 in Kalpa, 16.4 in Dalhousie, MeT department director Manmohan Singh said.
Palampur recorded 77 mm of rainfall, 63.4 mm in Dharamshala, 47.1 mm in Nahan, 39 mm in Kangra, 37.4 mm in Manali, 19 mm in Kufri and 15.3 mm in Shimla, he said.
More rain likely
Una recorded a high temperature of 35.2 degrees C while Hamirpur recorded 33.5, followed by 32.3 degrees C in Bilaspur, 32.1 in Kangra, 32 in Sundernagar and Bhuntar and 31.8 in Chamba, Mr. Singh said.
Moderate to heavy rain is likely to occur at most places in the next 24 hours, he added.
32.9 deg. C at Ambala
The maximum temperatures hovered below normal limits at most places in Haryana on Sunday. Ambala recorded a high of 32.9 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal while Karnal’s maximum temperature settled at 28, six degrees below normal limits.
Hisar registered a maximum temperature of 31.1 degrees Celsius while Bhiwani recorded a high of 31.6. Narnaul recorded a maximum temperature of 28.8 deg C.
UT Chandigarh, the joint capital of Haryana and Punjab, recorded a maximum temperature of 33.1 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT department here.
In Punjab, Amritsar registered a high of 33.4 deg C while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum temperatures of 32.2 and 31.6 respectively.
Rains & thundershowers
According to a forecast by the MeT department here, rains and thundershowers are likely at many places in Haryana and Punjab over the next two days.
Rajasthan has recorded over 28% excess rainfall so far in this monsoon season, with 14 districts receiving excess and 3 above normal rainfall.
530.08 mm rainfall
Normal rainfall for the State in the entire monsoon period is 530.08 mm.
Till Saturday, the State had received 231.81 mm rainfall, which is 28.70% higher compared to normal which is 180.04 mm for the period from June 1 to July 21, according to a report of the Water Resources department.
Of the total 33 districts of the State, three districts — Bikaner, Churu and Dungarpur — have recorded abnormal (60% or more) rainfall while 14 districts of Banswara, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Sriganganagar, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar and Udaipur received excess (20-59%) rainfall.
Remaining 16 districts of Ajmer, Alwar, Baran, Barmer, Bundi, Dausa, Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota, Nagaur, Sirohi and Tonk fall under the category of normal rainfall (19 to -19%).
No district is under the categories of deficit (-20 to -59%) or scanty (-60% or less) rainfall so far, according to the report. As a whole, the State has received excess rainfall so far.
There are as many as 831 dams in the State and 444 of them are empty, 368 are partially filled and 19 are overflowing.
The State has received heavy to very heavy rainfall during the last two days and the MeT department has issued warning for heavy to very heavy rain in the next 24 hours.
The MeT department has issued a warning for very heavy to heavy rainfall for Sunday in Alwar, Jhalawar and Sawaimadhopur district while heavy rainfall warning is for Ajmer, Banswara, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota, Pratapgarh, Tonk, Udaipur, Bikaner and Churu.
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