The hills of Himachal Pradesh again saw the mercury rising Thursday, recording temperatures three to seven degrees above the average. But the Met office forecast rains and thundershowers soon.
"A fresh western disturbance is likely to be active in the western Himalayas from June 24," an official of the meteorological office here told IANS.
Meanwhile, the hill state continued to experience hot weather with the day temperature crossing the 42 degrees Celsius mark in some areas.
Una town was the hottest in the state with a high of 43.4 degrees Celsius.
Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a maximum temperature of 41.1 degrees Celsius while Dharamsala in Kangra district was 5.9 notches above average at 36.6 degrees Celsius.
Shimla was hot at 30.4 degrees Celsius, 6.7 notches above average.
Popular tourist resorts like Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Chamba and Dalhousie also experienced hot weather.