Shimla: Mild rainfall in several parts of Himachal Pradesh, including this state capital, brought relief from the scorching heat on Monday.

Weather officials said rain would bring down temperatures across the state by three to four notches. "Most parts in the state saw mild spells of rain, bringing the temperature down considerably," an official of the meteorological office said.

Shimla on Sunday recorded a maximum of 30.8 degrees Celsius, 6.5 notches above average. Una town near Punjab border was the hottest at 43.5 degrees Celsius.

Dharamsala in Kangra district recorded a high of 35.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above average, while it was 39.8 degrees in Sundernagar in Mandi district, 26 degrees in Kalpa in Kinnaur district and 37.7 degrees in Nahan town.

The Met department predicted rain and thundershowers at some isolated places in the state in the next 24 hours.

(Agencies)

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