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At 84 mm, Dharamsala surpasses monthly rain average in 24 hours

At 84 mm, Dharamsala surpasses monthly rain average in 24 hours

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At 84 mm, Dharamsala surpasses monthly rain average in 24 hours

The state of Himachal Pradesh had been witnessing almost dry weather conditions for the past few days. Rains of significant intensity and amount had been missing from the state due to the absence of a significant weather system over the city. Moreover, the Western Disturbances which were affecting the Western Himalayan region were not strong enough to cause rains over the entire state of Himachal Pradesh.

However, an active Western Disturbance finally did approach the Western Himalayas and has been giving rain and snow over many parts of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh for the past two days. These rains have been widespread and heavy in nature and intensity.

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During the last 24 hours, several areas of Himachal Pradesh did record moderate to heavy rains with the higher reaches even witnessing some snowfall activity. There was one city which witnessed heavy rain breaking the record for the past two years.

Check out the live lightning and thunderstorm status across Dharamsala

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand Lightning

Dharamsala, the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh recorded a whopping 84 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday. These rains have been the highest that the city has recorded in the past two years during the month of December.

Moreover, the city has also surpassed its monthly mean in a mere 24 hours. The monthly average rains for Dharamsala in December stands at 54 mm. The last time the city recorded such heavy rains was on December 11 in 2015 to the tune of 50.6 mm.

With more Western Disturbances in the offing for the Western Himalayas, the city of Dharamsala is expected to see more rains in the coming days in December which may take the rainfall figure of December to a three-digit one this time.

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