Monsoon showers break long dry spell in Himachal

A girl wades through heavy rain on The Mall Shimla

Dharamsala: At long last it looks the monsoons have touched Himachal for almost every important station in the state experienced rain since yesterday night.

It has been raining in sharp spells all day long here, bringing the temperatures down sharply.

The meteorological department  in the state has forecast widespread rains in the state over the next few days.

Over the last 24 hours Palampur in Kangra district recorded 54 mm of rainfall, Dharamsala 34.8 mm, Mandi 31.6mm, Sundernagar 18.3 mm and Manali 10 mm .

The prolonged dry spell had caused near drought like conditions across the state that had led to extensive damage caused by wild forest fires at many places.

In a normal year, per-monsoon showers are recorded in the state from mid June onwards.

Barring the trans Himalayan regions in Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts, the entire state experiences monsoon rains.

Unable to cross the greater Himalayan ranges, much of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti do not have any monsoon rains.

Photo: Amit

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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  1. says: Kamal Thakur

    Enjoyed a refreshing motorcycle ride to Sunder Nagar and way back home today after a really long time.. I guess for the first time in my life I didn’t feel bad when i had to occasionally stop to find a way through mud and water pools on the road 😉

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