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Heavy rain in Himachal, Uttarakhand in 48 hrs, landslide likely

June 30, 2018 12:16 PM |

Hills image articleMonsoon has covered the northern hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Therefore, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have been recording good Monsoon rains for the past two to three days. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand received scattered rains.


In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, Qazigund recorded rain to the tune of 48.6 mm, Dharamsala 42.8 mm, Kukernag 37.3 mm, Pahalgam 31.2 mm, Banihal 26.7 mm, Srinagar 22.3 mm, Batote 18.8 mm, Gulmarg 15.2 mm, Katra 15 mm, Shimla 11.8 mm and Manali 6 mm of rains.

As per Skymet Weather, the rainfall activity is now likely to increase over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. A Western Disturbance as upper air system is moving across North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. This system is likely to move further northeast. In fact the axis of Monsoon trough which is likely to shift towards the foothills. In wake of these weather phenomena’s, the rainfall activity is expected to enhance over most parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Mainly moderate spells are expected at most places with heavy to very heavy Monsoon showers at some places. Moreover, extremely heavy rains, lightning strikes and flash floods cannot be ruled out over some pockets. With this, incidents of landslides are most likely to occur. These activities over the hilly regions of North India are anticipated to continue for the next 48 hours.

Districts such as Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahul and Spiti, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una, Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Garhwal, Haridwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi will be the most rain affected stations.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir would record mainly moderate rain with one or two heavy spells. The tourists are advised to avoid travelling towards the hill stations in wake of the upcoming heavy showers and bad weather conditions. In fact, there will be a significant drop in both the day and night temperatures also.


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