Several parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced heavy rains today as the Southwest Monsoon advanced into the entire state."Southwest Monsoon has advanced into entire Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab and precipitation occurred at many places in Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours," Shimla MeT office director Manmohan Singh said this afternoon.
Bangana in Una district received 88-mm of rains while its adjoining area of Naudan?in Hamirpur district recorded 78-mm rainfall, followed by Rajgarh 74-mm and Dehra Gopipur 62-mm.
State capital Shimla experienced heavy overnight rains.
It recorded 55-mm rainfall since last night, while Dharampur in Solan and Gaggal in Kangra received 51-mm and 47-mm rainfall respectively, marking the onset of Monsoon.
Some other places also experienced moderate to heavy rains till this morning including Baldwara 42-mm, Khadrala 39-mm, Fagu, Berthin and Karsog 34-mm each,Arki 32-mm, Ghamroor 31-mm, Renuka 30-mm, Banjar 27-mm and?Bilaspur 26-mm.
The minimum temperatures in Himachal Pradesh dipped by one to two degrees Celsius, and Kalpa in tribal?Kinnaur district recorded the state's lowest temperature at 12 degrees.
Manali recorded a low of 12.2 degrees, followed by Keylong 13.1 degrees, Shimla and Dalhousie 14.6 degrees, Nahan 16.2 degrees, Solan 18.2 degrees, Palampur 19.0 degrees, Bhuntar 19.3?degrees, Una 20.0 degrees, Sundernagar and Dharamsala 20.4 degrees Celsius.
The local MeT office has predicted heavy to very heavy rains at some places in lower and mid hills later in the day and moderate rains in most parts of the state over the next four days.