Widespread rains and thundershowers have been forecast over the next few days in Himachal Pradesh, even as the state witnessed a rise in mercury on Monday and recorded temperatures one to five degrees above the average.
Tourists and locals have been discouraged to go to higher reaches, a government statement said.
The hill state continued to experience hot weather with the day temperature crossing the 37 degrees Celsius mark in some areas. Una town was the hottest in the state at 37.2 degrees Celsius.
Shimla was hot at 26.6 degrees Celsius, six notches above average.
Popular tourist resorts like Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Chamba and Dalhousie also experienced hot weather.
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