Himachal Weather Update: Dynamic Weather in Himachal, Scattered Showers, Clear Skies, and Travel Alerts


Light precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning will likely occur at isolated places over the state on 23.05.2024. After that, dry weather will likely prevail for the next 4-5 days. Heat waves are likely to occur at isolated pockets in the state from 25.05.2024 onwards.

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In Himachal Pradesh, the weather has been dynamic, with light rain and thunderstorms affecting various regions over the past 24 hours. Today, expect a mix of partly cloudy skies and occasional light rain, particularly in Shimla, Mandi, and Nahan. The lower hills, such as Kangra and Hamirpur, had light rain but are expected to stay dry tomorrow. Middle hills, including Shimla and Solan, experienced scattered rain, while the higher hills like Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti remained dry. The temperature has been higher than normal, with Kukumseri being the coldest at 6.3°C and Una the hottest at 41.4°C. Rainfall varied significantly, with Pachhad receiving the highest at 15mm. Keylong remains the coolest spot today, and Kangra the hottest. In the Lahaul and Spiti region, clear skies and accessible roads are reported, though advisories are in place for certain routes. Travelers should be cautious due to potential weather changes, with a travel advisory active for the ATR route from North Portal to Gramphu.

Himachal Weather Update: Dynamic Weather in Himachal, Scattered Showers, Clear Skies, and Travel Alerts
Today, expect a mix of partly cloudy skies and occasional light rain, particularly in Shimla, Mandi, and Nahan.| Image Credit: Pinterest.

Today in Himachal Pradesh, expect a mix of partly cloudy skies and light rain in some areas. Shimla will have a partly cloudy sky with haze, low visibility, and a chance of light rain. Mandi will also see partly cloudy skies and low visibility. Nahan will be partly cloudy. There is a possibility of light rain, thunderstorms, and lightning in isolated places in Solan, Shimla, and Sirmaur, with a yellow alert issued for these areas. Light rain is also possible in isolated places in Kangra, Chamba, Kullu, Mandi, Solan, Sirmaur, and Shimla.

Over the past 24 hours, Himachal Pradesh experienced light rain and thunderstorms in some areas. The lower hills, including Kangra, Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur, and parts of Mandi, Solan, and Sirmaur, had light rain in a few places but are expected to be dry tomorrow. The middle hills, such as Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, and Mandi, saw scattered rain. The higher hills, like Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, and Kullu, remained dry. Temperatures were higher than normal both day and night. Kukumseri was the coldest spot at 6.3°C, while Una was the hottest at 41.4°C.

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Today, there was no major snowfall, but several areas experienced rain. Pachhad received the most rain with 15mm. Pandoh, Sundarnagar, Kothi, Sainj, Sarahan, and Slapper each received 1mm of rain. Rajgarh had 14mm, Solan 13mm, Dharamsala and Sandhole 12mm, and Bharari 11mm. Kangra Aero saw 9mm, Mandi 8mm, and Rajgrah, Shimla, and Bangana each had 7mm. Palampur received 4mm, Jogindernagar 3mm, and Bilaspur Sadar 2mm. reported in Una.


Today, Keylong is the coolest place with a temperature of 19.3°C and a high chance of rain at 99%. Kufri is slightly warmer at 18.1°C and has an 83% chance of rain. Shimla is at 21.8°C with a 73% chance of rain. Chamba is quite warm at 33.9°C, and Sundernagar is at 32°C, both having a moderate chance of rain. Kangra is the hottest spot today at 27°C but with only a 1% chance of rain.

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As of 8:00 AM on May 24, 2024, the weather in the Lahaul and Spiti region is generally clear, with all key stations reporting clear skies except for Udaipur, which is experiencing partly cloudy conditions. The roads throughout the area are mostly open and accessible, ensuring smooth travel. Keylong, Kaza, Sumdo, Tindi, Sissu, North Portal, and South Portal all have clear weather and passable roads. The route from SCP Darcha to Shinkula/Sarchu is subject to advisory conditions. Notably, the road from Losar to Gramphu remains closed, while other significant routes, including the ATR from North Portal to Darcha and the SKTT road from Tandi to Kadhu Nallah, are open. The Darcha-Shinkula-Padum-Kargil and Darcha-Sarchu roads are also open but should be navigated according to advisories.

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As of May 24, 2024, a travel advisory has been issued for the ATR route from North Portal to Gramphu due to current weather and road conditions in the Lahaul and Spiti districts. All types of vehicles are permitted to travel this route until further notice, but this allowance is subject to change based on weather conditions. The District Police of Lahaul and Spiti will manage traffic. Locals and tourists are urged to exercise caution while traveling in the valley, especially in the event of snowfall, and should seek safe shelter if necessary. Hotel and homestay owners are advised to inform their guests about these precautions. For emergencies or updates on road and weather conditions, contact the District Disaster Management Authority at the provided numbers.

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Himachal Weather Update: Dynamic Weather in Himachal, Scattered Showers, Clear Skies, and Travel Alerts

Neha Kumari is a promising Himachal Pradesh Weather Expert to the world of journalism, offering a fresh perspective on the Weather events of Himachal Pradesh. As a reporter for Diary Times, she has Experience of More than 5 years As a Intern At Skymet Weather Services to providing accurate and insightful coverage of the Weather report. With her passion for covering and commitment to factual reporting, I strives to bring readers the most reliable Weather news from the ground level.

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