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Posted at: Jul 12, 2018, 12:39 PM; last updated: Jul 12, 2018, 12:39 PM (IST)

Chamba continues to be hottest in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, July 12

Chamba continues to be the hottest place in Himachal Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Thursday, the meteorological (MeT) department said.

As per data provided by the MeT department, Chamba recorded the highest temperature in the state on Thursday morning at 33.1 degrees Celsius. It had experienced the highest of 32.7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Hamirpur recorded a maximum of 31.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, followed by Bhuntar in Kullu district and Una where the maximum temperature was 31.6 degrees Celsius.

However, the lowest temperature recorded in the state was 14.5 degrees Celsius in Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district.

Meanwhile, moderate to light rain occurred in some places since Wednesday evening. As per data recorded on Thursday morning, Paonta Sahib received 72.2 mm rain since Wednesday evening, followed by Dharamshala with 31.2 mm and Una with 2.2 mm.

The weatherman has forecast rain and thunderstorms in some parts of the state later in the day.

Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at most places with heavy showers at isolated places on Friday.

Thereafter, precipitation is likely to decrease over the state and rain may take place in many places on July 14 and in scattered places on July 15, the MeT official said. PTI


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