Dharamshala Deluge, 292.4 mm Rain In 24 Hours

Dharamshala: An unusually heavy 292.4mm rain in Dharamshala during the past 24 hours recorded on Friday morning broke a 18 years record for maximum rain in Dharamshala in 24 hours.

The Meteorological Department said the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in a single day  in Dharamshala was 316 mm on 6 th August 1958.

According to Indian Meteorological Department , the Monsoon was widely active during past 24 hrs in the state . Rainfall occurred at many places over the state. Extremely heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Kangra district. Very Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Mandi district. Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated in Chamba district.

Rainfall recoded in other places  in Himachal was РDharmshala-292.4mm followed by  Jogindernagar-127, Palampur-98, Baijnath-96, Kheri-81, Nagrota Suriyan-65, Sarkaghat-62, Mehre45, Berthin & Gaggal-41 each, Bhuntar & Mandi-38 each, Nadaun & Bharari-36 each, Bharari-34, Kahu-30, Banjar-27, Bhoranj & Guler-26 each, Naina Devi-22, Dharmpue-21, Dalhousie-17, Bangana & Manali-16 each, Sujanpur Tira-15, Dehra Gopipur-12 and Hamirpur-10mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

No specific warning was given for the next five days but the prediction for the period in Himachal was that there shall be rain accompanied with hundershowers at many place.

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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