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Paonta Sahib gets Himachal s heaviest rainfall

Wednesday - July 11, 2018 11:00 am , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Paonta Sahib gets Himachal s heaviest rainfall
Paonta Sahib gets Himachal s heaviest rainfall
Shimla July 11 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday experienced moderate to heavy rainfall causing landslides and road blocks in some areas while all the major rivers and their tributaries were once again in spate officials said.
While Paonta Sahib town known for a Sikh shrine recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 202 mm it was 109 mm in Nahan 89 mm in Palampur and 87 mm in Una town.
State capital Shimla and Manali saw just 2.9 mm and 9.6 mm rain respectively.
A Met official said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places till the weekend.
Incessant rains have also caused landslides in interiors of Sirmaur district hampering vehicular traffic. The entire district recieved the heaviest rainfall in the past 24 hours.
The water level in major rivers of the state -- Satluj Beas and Yamuna -- which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana has also increased officials said.

--IANS vg/mag/sed