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Weather Office Predicts WetSpell In Himachal From Apr 17, Warns Of Thunderstorms, Lightning

The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall, lightning, and hailstorm in Himachal Pradesh from April 17 after rising temperatures, and warns of potential damage to crops due to hailstorm. The state is likely to experience wet weather due to western disturbances and cyclonic circulation on April 20 and 21.

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Amid rising temperatures in lower hills in Himachal Pradesh with Una recording a high of 38.5 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department has predicted a wet spell from April 17 and warned of heavy rainfall, lightning and hailstorm at isolated places in the state.

In an advisory, the MeT office warned of damage to standing crops, fruit plants and new plantings due to hailstorm and asked the growers to take adequate safety measures like the use of anti-hail nets over the crops and anti-hail guns wherever possible.

Rainfall is likely at many places on April 20 and 21 due to western disturbances and cyclonic circulation, the weather forecast said.Over the past some days, the day temperatures maintained the rising trend and breached 35-degree mark at many places in lower hills in the state and Una was the hottest place with a high of 38.5 degrees Celsius, 4.5 degrees above normal.

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