The warmth wave continued in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday with the mercury rising above regular, setting a brand new temperature file.

The temperature throughout the state has been recorded two to 6 levels above regular.

Shimla on Sunday recorded the most well liked day of the season at 30 levels Celsius. The utmost temperature within the state capital was recorded at 29 levels on Saturday. Una recorded a most temperature of 44 levels Celsius and the most well liked within the state, whereas Bilaspur recorded a most temperature of 39.2 levels Celsius.

The utmost temperature recorded in Chamba was 39 levels, which was increased than Bilaspur (37.5 levels).

Amongst different stations, Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Nahan recorded a most temperature of 37.5 levels Celsius, Dharamsala 35.2, Palampur 33.7, Dalhousie 29.1, Kalpa 25 and Keylong 22.4 levels Celsius.

rain, storm from at the moment

In the meantime, the Meteorological Division has predicted rain and thunderstorms from Monday to Might 19 as a contemporary Western Disturbance has grow to be lively within the area.

Shimla Met Workplace Director Surendra Paul mentioned {that a} yellow alert has been issued for the following two days for thunderstorm, lightning, hailstorm and robust winds (wind velocity 30-40 kmph) at remoted locations throughout the state. .

Whereas advising the folks to observe the rules issued by the involved departments, he mentioned that other than hailstorm and robust winds, energy provide disruption could cause harm to standing crops, fruit crops and new crops.

The climate this yr has been a reason for concern for farmers and fruit growers struggling heavy losses.

Himachal Pradesh obtained 89 per cent much less rainfall in April this yr because of extended drought, the very best in 16 years, because the hill state receives much less rainfall regardless of frequent western disturbances within the area.

The rainfall deficit within the first fortnight of Might has been 52% because the state has obtained solely 16.8 mm of rain as in opposition to the conventional 34.6 mm.

The scanty rainfall has affected greater than 500 consuming water provide schemes, with ranges falling dangerously. The state authorities is considering urging the Heart to declare Himachal a drought-hit state.

In response to an estimate, this yr greater than 60% of the agricultural crop has been broken because of drought and the onset of summer season.

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