Rainfall of the century: Many areas of Himachal Pradesh set new record
Shimla, July 10
Himachal Pradesh recently experienced the highest recorded rainfall in a century, surpassing the previous records set many decades ago. The rain has been incessant, with the downpour continuing in various regions.
According to the Shimla Meteorological Office, Una received 228.5 mm of rainfall on July 9 and 169.2 mm on July 10. This exceeded the previous highest recorded rainfall of 224 mm on July 22, 1927. The capital town of Shimla received 185 mm of rain on July 9, surpassing the previous highest of 170 mm recorded on July 25, 1966.
In Pachhad, Sirmaur, 220 mm of rainfall was recorded on July 10, breaking the previous record of 189.2 mm on July 26, 1973. Kullu received 131 mm of rainfall on July 9, surpassing the previous highest of 105.1 mm on July 9, 1971. Solan recorded 107 mm of rainfall on July 9, 2023, compared to 105 mm on July 17, 2015. Kangra received 166 mm of rain on July 9, 2023, breaking the previous record of 164.8 mm on July 19, 1966. Nadaun in Hamirpur recorded 160.5 mm of rain on July 9, surpassing the previous highest of 146 mm on July 30, 1996.
In the past 24 hours, Nahan received the highest rainfall with 248 mm, followed by Dahulakuana with 216 mm, Nainadevi in Bilaspur with 198 mm, Dharamshala with 191 mm, Dehra Gopipur with 175 mm, Mandi with 164 mm, and Shimla with 139 mm.
The Meteorological Office attributes this unprecedented rainfall to the South West Monsoon and Western disturbance.
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