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The Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a heavy rain alert in Himachal Pradesh. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

The Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a heavy rain alert in Himachal Pradesh.

“Heavy rain alert has been issued for 2-3 days in Himachal Pradesh,” Himachal Pradesh MeT Director Manmohan Singh said in a statement.

Earlier on Friday, heavy rain lashed parts of the state including Kangra, Solan, Shimla and Mandi.

Shimla and surrounding areas were lashed by intermittent rains with the capital recording 46 mm of rains. Bijahi and Sundernagar received 43 mm and 37 mm of rainfall respectively
followed by Chelsea 29 mm, Saluni 28 mm and Kangra 17.6 mm.

The sky remained overcast and humidity level increased due to a rise in minimum temperature. Ten out of 12 districts experienced deficit rainfall, the Met office said.

Manali was coldest in the region with minimum temperature at 14.2 degree Celsius while Kalpa recorded a low of 14.4 degree Celsius. There was no significant change in maximum
temperature. Una was hottest in the region with a high of 38.6 degree Celsius, followed by Bhuntar at 34.7 degree Celsius.

(With PTI Inputs)