South West Monsoon entered in most places of Himachal Pradesh on June 29 which is delayed by three or four days of normal schedule, Indian Meterogical Department spokesperson said here Wednesday. Last year Monsoon entered on June 13, 2021. Southwest monsoon 2022 has advanced in Himachal Pradesh with a delay of about 3-4 days .In last 20 years it entered on June 9 , 2000 and delayed on 4th July 2002. With heavy rain shower lashing most places of state monsoon set in most places state as Mandi, Hamirpur, Solan and Kangra district received heavy to very heavy rainfall.
The Indian meteorological Department stated here Wednesday south West Monsoon entered in most parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana and active all over state in next 24 hours. Mandi district experienced very heavy rainfall which is continuing as Sarkaghat had 109 millimeter rainfall. Heavy to very heavy rainfall also occurred in other parts of Mandi, Kangra, Solan and Hamirpur district in state.
The state capital Shimla receiving in season train since morning affected the normal life in Bhoranj in Hamirpur which had 100 mm rain,Sujanpur Tira 84 mm, Baldwara (Kangra) 72 mm, In Mehre 63 mm, Dehra Gopipur 54 mm, Shimla 48.4 mm, Palampur 48 Pandoh(Mandi), Bilaspur also had 39.2, Nadaun 39 mm and Arki 34 mm rainfall. . In view of advancement of monsoon , widespread rainfall very likely to continue in low and middle hill areas of Himachal Pradesh viz. district. Sirmaur , Solan , Shimla , Bilaspur , Hamirpur , Mandi , Kullu , Kangra , Chamba and adjoining areas during next 48-72 hrs . Moderate to heavy rainfall with isolated spells of very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in the mentioned districts during the above period. Light to moderate rainfall likely to continue in remaining parts of the state in subsequent days. Met office issued advisory to take adequate safety measures.
Following impacts reduced visibility conditions in most parts of the state causing difficulty in commuting.Increased runoff in streams , nullah and other channels . Disruptions of essential services viz . water , electricity and communications systems in mid and high hills of the state . Blockages of National and State Highways creating difficulty for tourist and public at large.