Rain and thundershowers lashed many part of the capital town as it was overcast since Tuesday.
The capital town got thundershowers in the afternoon after overcast by heavy clouds and thick fog, there by reducing the visibility in the day substantially.
The state was lashed by western disturbances as the town got rain after a gap of two weeks. Surrounding areas of this capital town were also lashed with rain along with light speed winds.
Minimum temperature of Keylong was coldest with low at 6.3 degrees, Kalpa 7.4 degrees, Manali 9.6 degrees, Shimla 12 degrees, Solan 14.5 degrees, Bhunter and Dharmshala 15 degrees each, Una 16 degrees, Sundernagar in Mandi 17.9 degrees, Kangra and Nahan 18 degrees respectively.
Report arriving here from Hamirpur confirm that heavy rains preceded by sharp winds, that lashed all parts of the Hamirpur district today as a result the temperature fell sharply. People were forced to remain indoors due to the wrath of the bad weather.
Though sky was overcast with clouds in the morning hours yet it started raining in the afternoon hours. Reports reaching here reveal that sharp winds caused heavy damage to the hoardings and banners put up atop the roofs across the region.
The rain has brought down the temperature as the high velocity winds emitting from nearby Dhauladhar hills of Himalayas are sweeping across the district and compelling people to remain indoors.
Report arriving from Manali says that the tourist town was experencing light rainfall and the high reaches got mild snowfall. In Mandi district Jogindernagar recorded six mm rainfall, Baijnath in Kangra three mm, Nurpur and Palampur one mm each till 0830 hours on Wednesday morning.
The metrological office has forecast rain and thundershowers in many part of Himachal Pradesh in next 24 hours.