Unseasonal rainfall disrupts normal life and farming activities in Himachal 

In the peak summer season, the Mercury plummet by nine to ten degrees below normal due to incessant and unseasonal rain and inclement weather, disrupting normal life. The shooting stones are coming on the road, ripened wheat crops could not be harvested, and power and road communication were affected in many places.
According to Met Office Jogindernagar(Mandi) had 47 mm rain, Kothi(Kullu) 26 mm, tourist resort Manali 24 mm, Pachhat and Sangrah (Sirmaur) 23 and 22 mm, Chopal( Shimla 21 mm, Khadrala 18 mm, Renuka and Jatoon Barrage(Sirmaur) 16 mm each, Tourist resort Kasauli 15 mm, Arki(Solan) 14 mm, Kalpa 12 mm, Solan and Kandaghat and Rohru/(Shimla 11 mm and Bangana(Una). 
Night temperature plummet by two to three degrees today and day temperature also plunged drastically as average day temperature was down by nine degrees from the normal on Sunday. Shimla recorded 61 mm of rainfall in the last two days and the Minimum temperature went down to 9.6 degrees and five degrees low normal. 
Keylong was three degrees, Tourist resort Narkanda 4.9, Kalpa and Kufri six, Manali 7.8, Dalhousie 8.6 degrees, Jubberhati airport 11.7, Bhunter 13, Dharmshala 12, Una and Mandi 15 each, Kangra, Hamirpur and Chamba 16 degrees, Bilaspur 17 degrees.
Due to incessant rainfall and light to moderate spells of snow on high reaches maximum temperatures are keeping nine to ten degrees below normal. One person identified as Umeshwar Singh son of Iswhar Singh of Vilage Shalota of Kumarsain of Shimla district drown in the inflated Satluj river under Anni Tehsil of Kullu district last evening. NDRF and local divers have launched the search operation.
Early this morning shooting stones and heavy boulders fall at Manju Arla village under the Sabathu subdivision in the Kasauli district and damage a house. Due to this incident, one person got multiple injuries and refers to Army Hospital Chandigarh.
In the state, 15 roads and two national highways are blocked and still snowbound, Power supply is also affected in eight distribution transformer regions, and three water lifting schemes are also affected. 
The Rabi harvesting season is at its peak in the mid-hills and wheat and barley crops are ready to be thrashed by the farmers but owing to prolonged wet weather the farmers are worried about the grains. In the high reaches and apple growing areas the frequent spell of hailstorms affected apple crops. The frequent wet weather condition also poses a threat to fungal infections in fruits and off-season vegetables.  
Met. office again issued a yellow alert for the next two days today forecasting light to moderate rainfall in most places in mid-hills and rain or snowfall in foothills and high reaches in many places.
On May 3 state is likely to have light to moderate rain or snow at a few places in the mid and high reaches and isolated places and on May 4.  No warning was issued after May 4 but inclement weather conditions would be prolonged till May 6 onward as the forecast of light to moderate rain was made in the state.

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