Indian Meteorological Department today warned that ongoing Monsoon activity is likely to increase in this Himalayan state of North India with effect from today as subsequent 48 hours there is the possibility of hefty rainfall in the districts of Chamba, Kangra, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur, Solan and Sirmaur & heavy rainfall in districts of Una, Hamirpur, Kinnaur, and Lahaul Spiti.
A press release issued by IMD said that light to moderate precipitation occurred in the past 24 hrs. Issuing fresh forecast bulletin Weathermen said that there is the possibility of rain and thundershowers in most places along with thunderstorms till next four days
to 4 days. The heavy downpour may occur in low and mid-hill districts of the state during this period.
The average Maximum and Minimum temperatures are likely to be expected during the next 4 to 5 days.
Issuing Advisory IMD said that expected Inceasent rainfall may disrupt the traffic and other essential services in the hilly district of the State.
Current Flashfloods along the watershed area and waterlogging and flooding may further increase the weather vagaries in the districts of Kangra, Chamba, Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan, Kinnaur, and Lahaul Spiti.
The increasing rainfall activity may cause localized flooding of roads, Landslides in vulnerable areas, and Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall.
Monsoons may impact essential services including Water, electricity, and communications and poor visibility conditions in hilly state districts caused commuters difficulty.
The precautionary measure was also suggested for the administration to check the traffic congestion in the vulnerable places and issue advisory to people to check the route before leaving for their destination.
The public is also allowed to follow traffic advisories issued in this regard by the administration and avoid traveling in areas that may face water logging problems often.