Dharamsala: At long last it looks the monsoons have touched Himachal for almost every important station in the state experienced rain since yesterday night.
It has been raining in sharp spells all day long here, bringing the temperatures down sharply.
The meteorological department in the state has forecast widespread rains in the state over the next few days.
Over the last 24 hours Palampur in Kangra district recorded 54 mm of rainfall, Dharamsala 34.8 mm, Mandi 31.6mm, Sundernagar 18.3 mm and Manali 10 mm .
The prolonged dry spell had caused near drought like conditions across the state that had led to extensive damage caused by wild forest fires at many places.
In a normal year, per-monsoon showers are recorded in the state from mid June onwards.
Barring the trans Himalayan regions in Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts, the entire state experiences monsoon rains.
Unable to cross the greater Himalayan ranges, much of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti do not have any monsoon rains.