Monsoon arrives in Himachal 10 days in advance

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Shimla/June 15
The southwest monsoon arrived in Himachal on Saturday almost 10 days in advance with state receiving 155 percent more rainfall as compared to last year.
A Meteorological department official said that the south-west monsoon today arrived in Himachal Pradesh including remaining parts of West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, some more parts of east Madhya Pradesh and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh also experienced rains today.
“Himachal has so far received 87.4 mm rainfall during June 1 to June 15 which is 155 percent as compared with the rainfall during same period last year,” said the weather department official, adding that all the districts except Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur received maximum rainfall during this period.
He added that monsoon had arrived in Himachal on July 5 last year and the amount of rainfall received between the period from June 1 to July 5 was 54 mm that was 58 percent less from the normal rainfall.
Kangra district of Himachal has received highest rainfall of 191.6 mm which is 365 percent more than its normal rainfall during the period while Una district has received 411 percent more rainfall than normal.

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