Rain may greet you this weekend in Himachal

Shimla - If you are heading to the hills of Himachal Pradesh this weekend, mild showers may greet you, the Met office said on Thursday. "A fresh western disturbance would be active in the region on April 16, bringing rain and thundershowers," an official of the India Meteorological Department here told IANS. He said most of the prominent tourist destinations like Shimla, Kasauli, Kufri, Narkanda, Dharamsala, Palampur, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to witness intermittent rainfall till April 18, which will bring down temperatures to comfortable levels. Meanwhile, the maximum and minimum temperatures across the state increased due to prevailing dry weather. Kalpa, a picturesque town 250 km from here, recorded a maximum temperature of 20.6 degrees Celsius, while it was 26.8 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala. State capital Shimla saw a maximum temperature of 24.8 degrees Celsius, whereas the minimum was 13.3 degrees. Picturesque tourist resort Manali recorded a minimum temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius. Una was the hottest in the state a high of 37.5 degrees Celsius.