Shimla : Residents and tourists were taken by surprise by thunder showers on Sunday . The rain also brought down the mercury .
Pine pollen which had sprinkled all over the resort town was also washed clean from the roads , roof tops and car roof tops .
Reports of rain have come in from many other places in Himachal Pradesh .
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