HP records 28% deficit rains in July


By: Express News Service|Shimla |

Published: August 1, 2020 5: 53: 48 am

Shimla rainfall, Shimla rain, Himachal news, shimla news, Indian express news Just Bilaspur district experienced excess rains, recording 378.2 mm against a typical of 301.9 mm, while the highest deficit remained in Lahaul-Spiti district (71 per cent below normal). (Rerpesentational)

The overall rainfall in Himachal Pradesh this month was below typical by 28 per cent with 6 districts getting deficit or scanty rains, said the regular monthly weather forecast launched by IMD’s meteorological centre at Shimla on Friday.

The state got 202.9 millimetres of rainfall in 2 spells from July 1 to 13 and July 15 to 31, and there were only two dry days throughout the month, stated the report.

Just Bilaspur district witnessed excess rainfall, recording 378.2 mm against a normal of 301.9 mm, while the highest deficit remained in Lahaul-Spiti district (71 per cent below typical). Mandi and Sirmaur districts recorded a deficit of 34 and 45 percent listed below normal, respectively.

According to the report, there has been a deficit in rainfall during the month of July in Himachal 8 times in the last 17 years. The highest July rains throughout this time was seen in 2013, when the state got 241 mm rainfall, which is 143 percent above typical.

This July, there were 2 days of very heavy rains, the 25 th and 29 th, when Ghumarwin in Bilaspur got the highest rainfall of 225 mm and 160 mm respectively. On the remaining rains days, there was moderate to heavy rains over the majority of the days. Besides

Ghumarwin, some of the other stations which received heavy rain consist of Baijnath (142 mm on July 30), Dharamshala (918 mm on July 29), Shimla Aero (853 mm on July 30), Bilaspur Sadar (852 mm on July 30), and Solan (82 mm on July 8).

The districts which recorded a deficit this month are Lahaul-Spiti (- 71 per cent), Chamba (- 69 percent), Sirmaur (- 45 percent), Mandi (- 34 per cent) and Kangra (- 32 per cent). The rainfall in Kullu, Solan, Una, Shimla and Hamirpur districts was within the typical range. Kangra, where the regular rainfall is the highest in the state, taped 391.6 mm against a typical of 577.7 mm this July.

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