Heavy spell of rainfall in Shimla and active monsoon in HP

Jul 03, 2018 23:50 | Weather

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma) 03/07/18

Monsoon was active over the state during last 24 hours. Rainfall occurred at most places over the state during last 24 hours. Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in the district of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Bilaspur, Kangra & Una.

Shimla recorded 118.6mm of rainfall during last 24hours which is the highest rainfall in Shimla in  24hrs. Previous highest rainfall during 24hrs was 108.4mm recoded on dated 15th July 2005,as per available data at this office.

Weather office in Himachal said that  Such heavy rainfall events generally occur when monsoon trough shift from south to   Northward near to the foot hills of Himalayas. Tall and dense cumulonimbus cloud is formed over an area and sufficient moisture incursion also available. Low-level convergence of south-easterlies and north-westerlies wind along the foothills coupled with vertical shear in wind and orographic uplifting lead to intense precipitation.

Maximum Temperatures decreased by 2 to 3 0C over the state & were 2 to 30C below normal during last 24 hours. Minimum temperatures decreased by 2 to 30Cover the state and were 1 to 20C below normal during last 24 hrs.

the significant Rainfall (mm) during last 24 recorded till 8.30am of 3rd July 2018 is  Shimla-119, Dharampur-109, Berthin-93, Jhandutta-85, Bharwain-74, Pachhad-72, Baijnath & Kahu-68 each, Bilaspur-65, Kasauli-60, Arki52, Banjar48, Dehra Gopipur, Mandi & Gohar- 45 each, Ghumarwain & Bangana-44 each, Naina Devi-40, Aghar-39, Solan & Ghamroor-38 each, Bharari36, Nadaun-32, Nagrota Suriyan &Mehre-28 each, Sarkaghat & Sunnibhaji-27 each, Amb-25, Gaggal-24, Paonta Sahib, Rajgarh & Jogindernagar-22 each. 

Overall rainfall over the state from 1st June to 3rd July 2018 is 153mm, which is 33% more than the normal. Detail is given in the table below. 

Weather Forecast and warning next five days:

Day-1 (3rd July 2018): Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places over mid and low area over the state.


Day-2 (4th July 2018): Light to moderate rainfall very likely at few places over the state. Heavy rainfall warning: Nil.  

Day-3-5 (5th to 7th July 2018): Light to moderate rainfall   likely at isolated places over the state. Heavy rainfall warning: Nil.

  01st June, 2018 to 03rdJuly, 2018

District       Actual Rainfall (mm)     Normal Rainfall (mm)   Percentage(%)      

BILASPUR        147.3                                         128.8                     14%

CHAMBA          180.6                                         159.4                     13%

KANGRA           282.1                                        180.6                     56%

KINNAUR            25.5                                          42.3                    -40%

KULLU              114.1                                          93.6                     22%

LAHAUL & SPITI 89.3                                          64.2                     39%

MANDI               237.8                                        183.1                     30%

SHIMLA             163.3                                        119.6                     37%

SIRMAUR          196.1                                        175.5                     12%

SOLAN              188.6                                        157.8                     20

UNA                   249.8                                        104.3                   139%

HIMACHAL         152.3                                       114.5                     33%