Shimla, May 27
The Una town along the Punjab- Himachal border in the state was recorded warmest in
the state any where in this summer season as it was recorded 42.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the Met Office confirmed.
Una recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degree Celcius on Thursday, which was the highest temperature recorded anywhere in the state this summer.
Bilaspur was recorded 40 degrees, Hamirpur 38.2 degrees, Kangra 38.4 degrees, Sundernagar in Mandi 36.7 degrees, Nahan and Chamba in Sirmaur 35.6 degree each, Bhuntar in Kullu 35.3 degrees and Solan 34 degrees.
This capital town was 27.5 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnaur 24.6 degrees, Keylong in Lahaul Spiti 19.8 degrees, Dharmshala in Kangra 30 .2 degrees, Dalhousie 23.5 degrees.
Overall, Himachal recorded 212 mm rain which was 11 percent less than normal.
Shimla and four of its adjoining districts in Himachal Pradesh have received excess rainfall this summer season, the Shimla meteorological centre said in a weather report released on Thursday.
Since March 1, that is the beginning of summer or pre-monsoon season, the rain or snow recorded in the districts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi and Kullu has been at least 20 percent more than the long period average or normal precipitation in these areas.
Mandi has received 262 millimeters of rain so far this summer which is 51 percent above normal, followed by Solan (42 percent), Shimla (37 percent), Kullu (31 percent) and Sirmaur (28 percent), the report said.
Four other districts – Chamba, Kinnaur, Kangra and Una – received rain or snow within the normal range while Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Lahaul-Spiti recorded deficient precipitation, said the centre in its report.
The met office said that during the week from May 28 to June 3, the rainfall and day temperatures in the state are both likely to remain below normal. The second week (June 4 to 10) is expected to see a normal amount of rain, the forecast said.