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Rain in Shimla beats monthly average with 53 mm in 24 hrs; snow in Manali

April 6, 2017 11:45 AM |

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Rainy days are back again for the hills of North India and some of the popular hill stations witnessed rains in the last two to three days. In fact, snowfall which is not a pretty common affair in the month of April has also bestowed upon a few popular hill spots.

These rain and snow out lashed the scenic beauty of the clean and mountainous cities of Himachal Pradesh. The most toured and favored Shimla and Manali had seen rain show yesterday when heavy showers poured upon them.

In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Wednesday, Shimla witnessed a whopping 53 mm of rainfall. Interestingly, the monthly average rainfall for the ‘Queen of Hills’, stands at 46.1 which the capital city of Himachal Pradesh has surpassed in a single spell only. However, the total rain recorded by Shimla in the month of April is 58 mm which is approx. 12 mm more than its monthly mean.

On the contrary the ‘Valley of Gods’, Manali too witnessed 50 mm of rains along with some snow spells as well. Till date, the city had witnessed 74 mm of rains as against the monthly mean of 103.7 mm.

Rain and snow were not only recorded in the above two hill spots but other districts of Himachal Pradesh also witnessed rains in the last 24 hours. As per the above mentioned time frame, Kullu too observed 50 mm of rains, Dharamsala 12 mm, Mandi 23 mm, and Una witnessed 7 mm of rainy spells.

As per Skymet Weather, the reason for these rains and snow over these famous tourist hilly terrains can be attributed to the prevailing Western Disturbance which is currently over the Jammu and Kashmir region and its adjoining areas.

As of now, moderate rains with a few isolated heavy showers are expected to continue showing up on the hills of Himachal Pradesh for another 24 hours and the plains can also brace for some rainy spells. However, 24 hours hence the intensity of these rains are likely to reduce.

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