Shimla witnessed highest rainfall for August in 117 yrs: MeT

Vastavam web: Shimla, which had experienced a particularly parched summer this year, today witnessed the highest rainfall for August in 117 years, the weather office said. According to the Meteorological (MeT) department data, 277 mm rainfall was recorded in a day in August, 1901. The second highest showers were witnessed, with 172.6 mm rains recorded in 24 hours as per the data recorded at 8.30 am on August 13, Met Centre Director Manmohan Singh told. In the entire state, 73.8 mm rainfall was recorded at 8.30 am in 24 hours which is five times more than normal for this day, he added. Except districts of Lahaul and Spiti, all other eleven districts recorded excessive rainfall, he said.