Lower regions of Himachal Pradesh got respite from heat wave due to wide spread rains that lashed some parts of state. Shimla received 9.6 mm rain, and recorded maximum temperature at 23.9 degree Celsius, against 27.1 degree yesterday.

Sundernagar temperature also plummeted from 38.1 degree Celsius to 28.6 deg and at Bhuntar temperature fell to 28.6 degree from 35.7. Dharamsala recorded a high of 22.6 deg C against 33.8 degree yesterday; Kalpa also recorded a high of 16.4 degree against 21.2 degree yesterday. Temperature in Una also dips by four degree to 38.8 deg C, but it remained the hottest place in Himachal.

Kumarsen, Theog and Rajgarh were wettest in the region with 18 mm of rains, followed by Kandaghat 16 mm, Jubbarhatti, Karsog and Kufri 15 mm each. Sujanpur Tira recorded 12 mm, Rampur 10 mm, Kahu 9 mm, Kasauli 7 mm, Solan 6.6 mm, Dharmpur 6 mm and Mandi recorded 3.2 mm rain.

The minimum temperature further dropped to 12.1 degree in Shimla, 2.5 degree below normal for the first time past six weeks, while Manali and Bhuntar recorded a low 12.0 degree and 11.0 degree, 1.5 degree below normal. Mandi was hottest during the night with a low of 26.8 degree. The local MeT office has predicted rains or thunderstorm at various places during across the state during next 24 hours.