Heavy rain likely in Himachal on Tuesday, Wednesday

Rain lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours, the Met Department has said, as it forecast heavy precipitation in the central regions of the State on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded at isolated places in Chamba, Kangra and Hamirpur districts. The highest rainfall of 124.1 mm was recorded in Kangra followed by Sinhunta (123 mm), Nehri (121 mm), Jawali (109 mm), Dharamshala (95.4 mm) and Sundernagar (51.1 mm), the department said.

The lowest temperature was recorded at Kufri and Keylong (13.4 degrees Celsius) followed by 15.2 in Manali, 15.8 in Shimla, 16 in Kalpa and 16.1 in Chail during the last 24 hours.

The maximum temperature was at Una (34.8 degree Celsius), followed by 32.3 in Bhuntar, 30.8 in Seobagh, 30.6 in Kangra and 30 in Paonta Sahib.

The maximum temperature continued to hover slightly above normal levels in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Sunday.

Chandigarh recorded a high of 33.5 degrees Celsius, a Met official said. In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Bhiwani recorded above normal temperatures at 34.7, 37 and 35.2 deg C respectively.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum of 35.6 deg C, while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded a high of 35.2 and 35.1 deg C respectively, the official said.

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