Mercury gets down in end number of areas in Himachal Pradesh including capital city Shimla after the state witnessed a heavy rainfall on Friday.
The state capital and its surrounding places witnessed severe hailstorm on Friday afternoon. The normal life of those locales in Himachal get disturbed due to this massive rainfall along with hailstorm. This natural calamity forced people to stay inside as a result of which Shimla wore a deserted look this afternoon.
While Solan recorded 46.2 mm rainfall Bhuntar also received 5.6 mm rain.
Minimum temperatures dropped marginally, and Keylong, Kalpa and Manali recorded a low of 6.5, 6.8, and 8.6 degrees Celsius respectively.
Bhuntar recorded a low of 15 degrees Celsius, followed by Shimla 16.5, Solan 18, Sundernagar 18.1, Dharamsala 18.6, Una 22 and Nahan 23.4 degrees Celsius.
Day temperatures rose in lower hills and Una recorded a high of 41.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Sundernagar 36, Nahan 34.6, Bhuntar 34.5,
Dharamsala 32.2, Solan 32, Shimla 27.2, Manali 23.6 and Kalpa 22.6 degrees Celsius.
Further rain and snowfall at isolated places in higher hills has been predicted for four days more by the MeT office.
Moreover, the days between May 15 to May 18 may also witness rain and thunderstorm in mid and lower hill areas.
Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rainfall and hailstorm hits Shimla; temperature drops pic.twitter.com/gsNBZkc2nQ— ANI (@ANI_news) May 12, 2017