South Easterly winds and thick clouds hovered over this hill state this morning along with dense fog which brought rain showers in the state.
Shimla recorded 3 mm rain, Nahan in Sirmour district had highest 23 mm, Paonta Sahib 16 mm, Una 15 mm, Mandi 8 mm and Hamirpur 7 mm.
This capital town and its nearby areas turned into darkness in the day as it got engulfed in the thick fog and clouds, reducing the visibility followed by heavy downpours in the region.
Meteorological department in-charge, Manmohan Singh informed that South Easterly winds which are coming from Bay of Bengal is causing pre-monsoon showers which would become more intensive after Jun 11.
Pre-monsoon or also called South Easterly winds are prevailing over the state in lower levels causing upper air cyclonic circulation over Northern Western India in lower levels. The prevailing weather system indicates early onset of Monsoon as it is heading towards this region shortly.
Mr. Singh also said that South Easterly winds effects the region just before Monsoon as it pushed forward the local moisture content in the air or clouds causing rain in the state and the region. Normally, North Western India witnessed rainfall with prominent effect of Western Disturbance and North Westerly winds which cause rain in the state round the year along with Monsoon.
It forecast rain or thundershowers in middle and high reaches of the state and mainly dry in the plains.
The current inclement weather condition will drive down the day temperature by one to two degrees in next 24 hours, however, night or minimum temperature to be remain unchanged.