IMD extends orange alert till May 3 for Himachal

Himachal Pradesh recorded many spells of rain and thundershowers this month unlikely to get respite from inclement weather as Indian Meteorological Department extended a yellow alert of prevailing inclement weather till May 3.

Met office forecast light rain and thundershowers at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh in the next two days. A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Northwest India from the night of 01st May 2023. Owing to fresh WDs state will have Rain and thundershowers at a few places on May one and widespread rainfall and thunderstorms and hailstorm on May 2 and 3, IMD said in the forecast.

Dark clouds are hovering in the sky in the state capital this afternoon and Met Office issued a nowcast of light rain showers in town. A forecast of Light to moderate rain is also being made in Shimla, Solan, Sirmour, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, and Kangra for today

Shimla recorded 4.5 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hrs and Berthin(Bilaspur) 0.3 mm. Thunderstorms also hit  Jubberhatti, Shimla, and Kangra, and Shimla and Haripurdhar (Sirmaur) were lashed by hailstorms.

The minimum temperature improved by a couple of degrees but it was still below normal. Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti was 0.1 degrees four degrees below normal.

This Capital town was 12 degrees. Kalpa in Kinnuar 4.2, Bhuntar airport 11, Dharamshala 15.2, Una 16.7, Nahan (Sirmour) 18, Solan 11.4, Manali 6.6, Kangra 15.3, Mandi 12.6,  Bilaspur 17, Hamirpur 14.6, Chamba 12,  Dalhousie 12.8, Jubberhatti airport 14.6, Tourist resort Kufri 8.6 and  Narakanda 7.1 degrees.

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