South-west monsoon reaches Himachal, heavy rain lashes entire state
SHIMLA: Most parts of Himachal
have lashed by heavy rain as south-west monsoon entered Himachal Pradesh on
Saturday. The monsoon has arrived around 10 days in advance.
Monsoon also entered West Bengal & Sikkim, Jharkhand, entire
Bihar, Uttarakhand,  and Jammu &
Kashmir; some more parts of east Madhya Pradesh and some parts of east Uttar
Pradesh.
Advance of Southwest monsoon
The
Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Lat. 25° N / Long. 60° E, Lat.
25° N / Long. 65° E, Udaipur, Guna, Satna, Varanasi, Bahraich, Pantnagar,
Dehradun, Una and Jammu.
Himachal
as whole received 87.4mm of rainfall in last 15 days, which is 155% more than
its normal value. All the districts except Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur received
excess rainfall during this period.
Last year, monsoon in HP arrived
on 5 July and the amount of rainfall in HP from 1June 2012 to 5th
July 2012 was 54mm, which was 58% less than the normal rainfall. District wise
highest rainfall i.e.191.6mm received in the district of Kangra, which is 365%
more than its normal rainfall during the period.
Percentage wise, district Una
received 411% more than its normal rainfall. Station wise, highest rainfall was
recorded as 415mm at Joginder Nagar in district of Mandi and Dharmshala 335mm
in district Kangra. Detail of rainfall is given in Table below.
  Rainfall in HP from June 1, 2013 to June 15, 2013
Name
of the District
Actual
R/f in mm
Normal
r/f in mm
%
departure from the normal
BILASPUR
104.4
36.7
184
CHAMBA
88
39.5
123
HAMIRPUR
105
38.9
170
KANGRA
191.6
41.2
365
KINNAUR
14.2
18.5
-23
KULLU
69.8
32.4
115
LAHAUL
& SPITI
15.9
25.4
-38
MANDI
176.5
53.3
231
SHIMLA
92.9
40.4
130
SIRMAUR
158.4
37.8
319
SOLAN
141.8
43.9
223
UNA
116.9
22.9
411
SUBDIVISION
RAINFALL
87.4
34.2
155

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