Shimla: Moderate pre-monsoon rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh for fourth consecutive day on Thursday.
The maximum temperatures, however, increased marginally across the state, with high humidity, recorded at 90 per cent, causing discomfort.
State capital Shimla, which recorded 16-mm of rainfall overnight, experienced dry weather today with the maximum temperature touching 26.6 degree Celsius.
Guler in Kangra district was wettest in the region with 43-mm rainfall, while Bijahi and Sunnibhajji recorded 25-mm each, followed by Nagrota Suriyan 19-mm, Sunderagar 17-mm, and Sujanpur Tira and Dharampur 16-mm each.
Una was hottest in the region with a maximum temperature of 40.4 degree Celsius while Sundernagar and Bhuntar recorded a high of 34.3 and 33.6 degrees, followed by Nahan 33.7, Solan 32.0, Dharamshala?30.2 and Kalpa 26.4 degree Celsius.
The local MeT office has predicted moderate rains and thundershowers at many places till June 26.
The pre-monsoon rains are considered beneficial for sowing of paddy and vegetables and fruit crops.