Heavy rain lashed the Kangra valley and most parts of the rural Chamba district, plummeting the temperature in the region by a few notches on Friday. Dark clouds covered the sky in the afternoon followed by heavy rain which continued till evening.
The icy winds swept across the region forcing the people to stay indoors and wear light woolens. Mercury dropped considerably following the rain, while vehicles were forced to move with headlights on for a while as visibility dipped.
Meanwhile, moderate snowfall has been reported in higher reaches of Chamba district. Continuous since a week have also spoiled the Navratri celebrations in the area.