Shimla: The monsoon is still to arrive in Himachal Pradesh but cloudy sky is keeping up the possibility of rain or thundershowers at some part of the state whereas the met office here has warned of hailstorms in some parts of the state.
According to state meteorological officer Manmohan Singh, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Lat. 22.0°N/Long. 60.0°E, Lat. 22.0°N/Long. 69.0°E, at Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Indore, Seoni, Pendra, Ambikapur, Daltonganj, Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Raxaul and it will still take few more days to be active in the state. He said that pre-monsoon showers are likely to lash isolated parts of foothills and middle hills of the state and few parts in the high reaches. He warned that hailstorms would occur at isolated parts of the state.
Meanwhile, Gohar in Mandi district experienced 16 mm rainfall during last 24 hrs in the state when Dharamshala in Kangra recorded 11mm rain, Mandi 8 mm, Tissa in Chamba 7 mm, Dehra Gopipur in Una 5 mm, Keylong of Lahaul Spiti, Guler of Kangra & Amb of Una 4mm each.
The Minimum temperature in Shimla was at 19.4 degrees Celsius, Dharamshala 17.4 degrees, Bhuntar 18.5 degrees, Kalpa 12.5 degrees, Keylong 11.9 degrees, Mandi 22.5 degrees, Palampur 21 degrees, Solan 26 degrees and Una 24.9, respectively.