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North India receives good rain, more in the offing

August 8, 2015 1:13 PM |

Shimla RainFor the last two days a Western Disturbance has been lying over Jammu and Kashmir and its adjoining areas. A cyclonic circulation is also marked over Punjab and North Rajasthan. These two systems have acted individually to give patchy rain in the region for the last three days.

However, in the last 24 hours both the systems have acted in tandem to give good amounts of rain over the hills and the plains. After a long gap there has been fairly widespread good rain over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR including west Uttar Pradesh.

According to the rainfall data available with Skymet, Nainital in Uttarakhand has received a whopping 100.5 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Friday. Dehradun has recorded 74 mm, while Tehri and Mukteshwar have recorded 69 mm and 40 mm of rain, respectively.

In adjoining Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala has observed 109.6 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Friday. Shimla and Nahan have also recorded 58 mm and 43 mm of rain, respectively. In Jammu and Kashmir, Katra received 73.8 mm of rain during the same period.

Down in the plains, Ludhiana and Chandigarh in Punjab have observed 20 mm and 11 m of rain, respectively. Heavy rain of 74 mm has also been observed in Haryana’s Narnaul. Ambala also recorded 26.4 mm of rain.

The national capital Delhi also saw the Palam Observatory recording 40.2 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Friday.

Looking at the weather models at skymet, more rain is expected in the entire region for next 48 hours. Isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand could receive heavy rain as well during this period.

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