Heavy monsoon showers during weekends in Himachal Pradesh expected

Himachal Pradesh is set to receive heavy monsoon rainfall this weekend, Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday. Motorists are advised to check road conditions before traveling in interiors of the state due to chance of landslide in the region. IMD told IANS that entire state will likely experience heavy monsoon rainfalls until August 13th. A meteorological department told IANS, of south west monsoon causing low pressure over, which will bring rain.

The tourist towns of Shimla, Kufri, Kasauli, Chamba, Dharamsala, Palampur and Manali may get heavy rain, he added. Incessant rainfall in the region in the past had triggered massive landslides that blocked many roads, including the national highways leading to picturesque tourist resorts Manali and Shimla.

A government official said the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts.

“We have been advising people, especially the tourists, not to go near the banks of rivers and check road conditions before travelling to the interiors of the state,” the official said here.