The local meteorological center on Friday issued a yellow warning for heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places in 10 districts of Himachal Pradesh on August 21 and 22, even as the monsoon activity remained subdued in the state.

Light to moderate rain is likely to continue at a few places over lower and middle hills during next 48 hours. The weather office said in a release that rainfall activity is likely to increase in distribution and intensity from August 21 and till August 24, rain would occur over many parts of the state.

Heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over non-tribal districts from August 21 to 23, while thunderstorm/lightning may occur at a few places, resulting in disruption of traffic and other essential services.

“In addition to flash floods in water bodies and other channels in Kangra, Chamba, Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan and tribal districts of Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti, localized flooding of roads, landslides in vulnerable areas, sometimes due to reduced visibility here Heavy rain and fog and disruption of essential services like water, power and communication are also possible, the release said.

Meanwhile, scattered rains occurred at a few places and Nagrota Suriyan was the heaviest in the state with 50 mm of rain, followed by Kasauli (40 mm), Kahu (20 mm), Solan (11 mm), Guler, Ghamrur, Palampur, Sujanpur, Bilaspur Sadar and Renuka (10 mm each).

Day temperatures rose by a few degrees and Una was the hottest during the day with a maximum temperature of 36.8 °C, 4.2 °C above normal, followed by Bilaspur (35.2 °C), Dhaulakuan (34.1 °C) and Chamba (33.9 degrees). C).

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