SW monsoon starts receding, deficient rainfall in Chamba, Solan , Lahaul Spiti & Sirmaur 

Shimla, Sep 16
South West Monsoon has started receding from some places in the state said the Met Office. They said that cumulative monsoon activity (01.06.2021 to 16.09.2021) remained normal in Himachal Pradesh except Chamba, Solan, Lahaul-Spiti and Sirmaur where rainfall is deficient to largely deficient.
The Met Office said that state had 15 percent deficient (departure) rainfall as state recorded 612 mm rainfall from Jun 1 to  Sep 16 compared to 721.8 mm rainfall.
Monsoon activity remained largely excessive during past week except district Bilaspur where rainfall was deficient. Rainfall of moderate intensity occurred at many places in
the state with isolated spells of heavy rainfall in parts of district Shimla, Mandi, Kangra, and
State received normal rainfall in Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hrs except Lahaul Spiti, Kinnaur, Bilaspur. District Chamba and Shimla, received deficient rainfall. Rainfall of moderate intensity occurred at many places in the state with isolated spells of heavy rain in parts of district Shimla, Mandi, Kangra, and Sirmaur.
Sujanpur in Hamirpur district got highest amount of 50. 9 mm rainfall Solan 33.7 mm, Nahan in Sirmuar 31.2 mm, Mandi 28.4 mm, Jogindernagar 24 mm.
What do the monsoon patterns say
Latest monsoon circulation patterns indicate delayed withdrawal of monsoon from Northwestern India including Himachal Pradesh ( H.P) by end September or beginning of October leading to some rainfall activities during the third or fourth week of September 2021.
The Well marked Low Pressure Area over central parts of north Madhya Pradesh and neighborhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. It is very likely to weaken gradually during next 23 days.
The monsoon trough at mean sea level now passes through Dwarka, Ahmedabad, centre of
Well marked Low Pressure Area over central parts of north Madhya Pradesh & neighbourhood, Sidhi, Daltonganj, Balasore and then southeast wards to East central
Bay of Bengal and extends upto 0.9 km above mean sea level.
Weather forecast
Met Office said that weak or lean monsoon conditions are likely in Himachal Pradesh during next 48-72 hrs or so with isolated to scattered rainfall in parts of lower and mid hills during this period.
Rainfall activities are likely to increase around 19th September 2021 for subsequent 48 hrs with moderate rainfall ( 2-4 cm) likely to occur in many parts of the state.
One or two spells of heavy rainfall ( more than 7cm) likely in districts in lower and mid hills viz Sirmaur, Solan, Shimla, Chamba, Kangra, adjoining area. Light rainfall also likely to occur in parts of districts of Lahual-Spiti and Kinnaur during this period.
Advisories for Heavy rain
  1. Visibility conditions likely to decrease in view of occurrence or prevalence of foggy conditions with difficulties to commuters, public at large in hilly area or district.
  2. Warning of traffic congestion and water accumulation in low lying areas and possibility of landslides were issued by the Met Office..
  3. One should check for traffic congestion on the route before leaving destination. Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in this regard. Avoid going to areas that face water logging problem, said the Met Officials.


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