Himachal receives heavy rains

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Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday received widespread rains with Sujanpur Tira recording the highest shower in the state at 122 mm, officials said.

More rains are in store, the Met office said.

“Monsoon was active in the state during the last 24 hours. Precipitation occurred at most places with very heavy rainfall in Hamirpur district,” an official at the meteorological office here told IANS.

He said similar weather conditions are likely to continue in the state till Tuesday.

Naina Devi in Bilaspur district got 120.4 mm, while Hamirpur town got 109 mm and Dehra Gopipur 94 mm.

Shimla, which got just mild rains, recorded a minimum of 16.3 degrees Celsius, while picturesque tourist resort Manali had no rains. It saw a low of 15.6 degrees.

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Kalpa in Kinnaur district was the coldest in the state at 13.2 degrees Celsius.

–IANS

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