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There may be rain in many areas of Himachal Pradesh today. Eight districts have been warned of heavy rain during the next few hours. Meteorological Center Shimla has issued a fresh bulletin and issued an orange alert of rain in Solan, Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts.
Yellow alert has been given in four districts: Shimla, Kangra, Mandi and Sirmaur. During this period, light rain may occur in some areas of Kullu, Lahaul Spiti, Chamba and Kinnaur. According to the Meteorological Department, there may be light rain in the plains and medium altitude areas till September 24. After this, the weather is forecast to remain clear across the state till September 28.
30% less rainfall than normal in September
Monsoon has been very weak in the state since August 25. From September 1 to 22, the state received 30 percent less rainfall than normal. During this period, the normal rainfall is 97.6 mm, but this time only 67.6 mm rainfall has occurred.
There was 79 percent less rainfall than normal in Lahaul Spiti, 70 percent less rainfall in Solan, 61 percent less rainfall in Shimla and 58 percent less rainfall in Kinnaur. In September, only Kangra district received 23 percent more clouds than normal. All other districts received less than normal rainfall.
24% more rainfall than normal in the entire monsoon season
In the entire monsoon season in Himachal, there is a normal rainfall of 711.4 mm from June 1 to September 22, but this time there was 883.1 mm of rainfall, which is 24 percent more than the normal. During this period, Solan received 75 percent more clouds than normal.
There was 66 percent more rainfall in Bilaspur, 53 percent in Kullu, 68 percent in Shimla, 45 percent in Sirmaur and 46 percent more rainfall than normal in Hamirpur. This time Lahaul Spiti has received 39 percent less rainfall than normal.
Monsoon will withdraw by the end of this month
Dr. Surendra Pal, Director of Meteorological Center, Shimla, said that monsoon may withdraw from the state by the end of this month. Monsoon has started withdrawing from higher altitude areas. The normal date for withdrawal of monsoon from the state is 24th September.