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Monsoon likely to remain submissive for next 4-days in Himachal

Shimla, July 1

The South West Monsoon system disrupted normal life in the last week of June but is expected to calm down for the next four days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD forecasted a general cloudy sky and light rain in a few places in the state.

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During the last 24 hours, Monsoon rain was limited to a few places in the state, and it is expected to weaken from July 2 to 4. Kasauli (Solan) and Dhaulakuan (Sirmaur) received 43 mm of rain, Jubberhatti (Shimla) received 28.5 mm, Pachhad (Sirmaur) received 25.2 mm, Sundernagar received 23 mm, Solan received 15 mm, and Shimla received 11 mm.
The IMD mentioned that Monsoon rain and the impact of a Western disturbance might slightly affect the weather, leading to rain in a few places in the mid and foothills, and isolated places in the high reaches.
As the administration works to restore major roads and highways that were affected by heavy rainfall in June, the Monsoon system is expected to only affect a few places.
The Meteorological Office has not issued any alerts or warnings for the state, as scattered rainfall is expected in most places over the next three days.
According to the Lahaul-Spiti district administration, the Manali Leh National Highway (NH-003) is open for all types of vehicles. The movement of vehicles will be from Darcha to Sarchu between 0900 hrs to 1100 hrs and from Sarchu to Darcha between 1400 hrs to 1600 hrs. The Darcha Shinkula Road is open for both four by four and four by two drive vehicles from Darcha towards Zaskar from 0600 hrs to 1100 hrs.
The Pangi Killar Highway (SH-26) is open for all types of vehicles. The Kaza road (NH-505) from Gramphu to Kaza is open for both 4 by 4 and 4 by 2 vehicles, and from Sumdo to Losar, it is open for all types of vehicles.
The Chandigarh-Manali NH-3, including the Kiratpur-Manali Manali four-lane road, has been opened for vehicular traffic on both lanes after a gap of one week in the last 24 hours.
The IMD predicts that the South West Monsoon system is expected to be below normal

Normal to below normal Southwest monsoon predicted for Himachal Pradesh and Northwestern Himalayan states: IMD

In Himachal Pradesh and other North Western Himalayan states. However, in June, the state experienced 29% excess rainfall during the monsoon season.

There have been no significant changes in the minimum and maximum temperatures of the state in the past 24 hours.

Tourist inflow to all major destinations, which was affected over the previous weekend, is likely to pick up. Despite Monsoon rain, sweltering heatwave conditions are still prevalent in the plains of North and Central India



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