44 per cent deficient rain in August 2021

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Shimla, Aug 31
The month of August witnessed forty four per cent deficient rain in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This is the lowest in last twelve years. Shimla Met Office releasing detail of monsoon said that this month (1st August to 31st August) the State has  received 146.5 mm rain, with departure from normal of  minus 44 p c. The average rain remained 146.5 mm as against 262.3 mm normal.
Before this in 2005, the state recorded minus 66 per cent (deficient) rainfall. In August 2009 state recorded minus 52 pc. Whereas in August 2019 highest rainfall 324.3mm (24 p c) was recorded.
District Wise percentage deficiency data
During August-2021 district Mandi received Normal rainfall. Chamba (minus 64 pc), Lahaul-Spiti (minus 92 p c) & Sirmaur (minus 62 pc). Solan (minus 38 pc), Una (minus 52 pc ) and Kangra ( minus 45 pc ).  Shimla (minus 37 pc), Hamirpur (minus 33 pc) and Bilaspur ( minus 36 pc). District Kinnaur(minus 31 p c), Kullu( minus 40 pc ) deficient rainfall.
Total two active wet spells of monsoon currents were noted in Himachal Pradesh which showered light to moderate rain over most of the days. Total rainy days over the state were 29 days in the month.
Highest Maximum Temperature of 36.8  degree Celsius was recorded at Una on Aug 17, 2021.

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