Peaks get more snow, lower regions rain in Himachal

Shimla: For the third consecutive day, peaks in Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti received snow where as lower hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced rain.

Decreasing intensity of rain brought respite to the about 250 school children, who were stranded on Thursday at Srahan in Rampur sub-division, as they left were able to leave for their homes today, a district administration official said.

Government school remained closed for the day as the heavy rains over the last three days forced the government to close down the schools for the week. Saturday and Sunday being holidays and should the rains hold, the schools are expected to open on Monday.

Meteorological gauges recorded 96.8 mm of rain in Shimla over the last 24 hours.

Elsewhere, Sundernagar measured 16.4 mm rain while it was 22.9 mm in Bhuntar, Kalpa (42.6 mm) and Dharamsala (4 mm), the met office reported.

A report from Kinnaur said that rainfall in the last four days had considerably damaged roads.

Besides Shimla, other low-lying areas also experienced widespread overnight rain.

However there was a marginally rise in temperatures both in the capital town and other places.

Shimla day temperature was recorded at 18 degrees celsius, which was 2 degrees more than it was on Thursday.

In Sundernagar day temperature was 20.6 degree Celsius , was 19.1 degree Celsius in Bhuntar, Kalpa 16.4 degree Celsius and in Dharamsala it was 22.8 degree Celsius, met office reported.

The met office has forecast more rains over the next two days.

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