Himachal Weather Update: How Himachal Pradesh Groove with Weather, Heat Waves Threaten 5+ Districts While Others Enjoy Blessings of Rainfall

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A heat wave is expected to persist in isolated areas of the mid and low hills and plains of the state for the next 24 hours from June 2, 2024. Over the following five days, the state will likely experience isolated to scattered rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds ranging from 40-50 kmph. Stay prepared for these varying weather conditions.

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Himachal Pradesh is experiencing a mix of weather conditions, from heat waves and dry spells to scattered rainfall and thunderstorms. A heat wave is expected to continue in isolated areas of the mid and low hills, with yellow alerts issued for several districts. While lower regions like Kangra, Hamirpur, and Una remain dry, mid-hills such as Shimla and Solan may see isolated rain. Higher areas like Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti have had some rain and even snow. Temperatures are notably high, with Neri recording 46.1°C. The Indian Meteorological Department reports varying rainfall across the state, with Bharmaur receiving the highest. Additionally, the District Disaster Management Authority of Lahaul & Spiti has issued a travel advisory for the NH-03 Manali-Leh Highway due to weather and road conditions. Stay prepared and informed about the dynamic weather patterns in Himachal Pradesh.

Summer Capital Shimla Relaxes Amid Heatwave Chaos: Rainfall Brings Respite to Himachal Pradesh. | Image Credit: Diary Times
Summer Capital Shimla Relaxes Amid Heatwave Chaos: Rainfall Brings Respite to Himachal Pradesh. | Image Credit: Diary Times

 

Today in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla will have a partly cloudy sky. Heat waves are expected in isolated areas of Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Solan, Mandi, and Kangra, with a yellow alert issued for these districts. Scattered rain, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds of 40-50 km/h are likely in these regions. Light rain might also occur in isolated places in Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Shimla, and Mandi. Stay prepared for varying weather conditions across Himachal Pradesh today.

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In the past 24 hours, Himachal Pradesh saw light rainfall across the state. However, dry weather prevailed in the lower hills, including Kangra, Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur, and parts of Mandi, Solan, and Sirmaur, and this dry spell is expected to continue tomorrow. The mid-hills, such as Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, and Mandi, also experienced dry weather today, but there is a chance of rain at isolated places tomorrow, offering some relief. In the higher hills like Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, and Kullu, there was isolated rain and even some snow in certain areas. Temperatures were very high, with Keylong being the coolest at 3.4°C, while Neri recorded a scorching 46.1°C. A heat wave was observed in isolated areas of Mandi, Sirmaur, Bilaspur, Una, Solan, and Kangra districts. Stay prepared for varying weather conditions across Himachal Pradesh.

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According to the Indian Meteorological Department and the Ministry of Earth Science, there was no significant snowfall in Himachal Pradesh today. However, various parts of the state did receive rainfall. Bharmaur recorded the highest rainfall at 7mm, while Bhuntar AERO had the lowest at 0.4mm. Other areas also experienced rainfall, including Dhaulakaun with 6.5mm, PTO Gondola with 4.6mm, Keylong with 4.0mm, Sangraha with 2.0mm, Dalhousie AWS with 1.0mm, Mashobra AWS with 0.5mm, Sainj AWS with 0.5mm, and Shimla with 0.4mm. Himachal Pradesh weather continues to show varying conditions across the state.

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In Himachal Pradesh, Keylong is the coolest spot with a temperature of 15.2°C and a high chance of rain. Kufri is warmer at 21.3°C with a low chance of rain. Shimla enjoys a pleasant 27.4°C with a moderate chance of rain. Chamba and Sundernagar are warmer, at 38.2°C and 38°C respectively, both with a moderate chance of rain. Kangra is the hottest at 38.7°C, with minimal chances of rain.

The District Disaster Management Authority of Lahaul & Spiti has issued a travel advisory for the NH-03 Manali-Leh Highway, effective from June 2, 2024. The highway is open for traffic, but movement will be regulated from Darcha to Sarchu on alternate days. From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM, vehicles such as 4x4s, 4x2s, two-wheelers, and heavy trucks can travel from Darcha towards Sarchu. The following day, on June 3, 2024, travel is permitted from Sarchu to Darcha only. Weather and road conditions will influence vehicle movement, and caution is advised due to potential avalanches and rockfalls. Tourists must avoid unnecessary stops between Darcha and Sarchu and travel at their own risk. In case of snowfall, move to safe places immediately. Hotel and homestay owners should inform guests accordingly. For emergencies, contact the District Disaster Management Authority, Lahaul & Spiti, at +91 94594-61355 or 01900-202509 / 510 / 517, or use the toll-free number 1077.

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Himachal Weather Update: How Himachal Pradesh Groove with Weather, Heat Waves Threaten 5+ Districts While Others Enjoy Blessings of Rainfall

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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