Shimla hit by hailstorm

The capital of Himachal Pradesh Shimla and other surrounding areas get relief from the heat as strong showers accompanied by hail lashed the region this evening.

Mashobra near Shimla received 5 mm showers of rain followed by Chalsea 2 mm, Shimla 1 mm and Kalpa 0.8 mm, an official said. The good news is this that MET officials predicted rain and thunderstorm at various places today and tomorrow too.

The local MeT office has predicted dry weather in the region for five days from April 19.