While plains across the nation sizzle in the summer heat, a cool escape is brewing in the hills. Himachal Pradesh's beloved Manali just threw a snowball of joy amidst the scorching season, welcoming tourists with open arms.

On Thursday, the heavens decided to gift Manali with a fresh coat of snow, turning Rohtang into a winter wonderland. Tourists, both locals and adventurers from afar, couldn't resist the call of the frosty peaks.

Videos capturing the snowfall and rain circulated on social media.

According to the weather reports, Manali got a good soaking with 10 mm of rain, followed by Keylong, Kalpa, Shimla, Bhuntar, and Sainj. The mercury decided to take a chill pill, dropping a couple of degrees in the mid and higher hills.

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Himachal's Una, usually a hotspot for heatwaves, got a breather with temperatures dipping from 46 degree Celsius to 43.8 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, Neri was still in the lead for the title of "hottest spot," clocking 45.6 degree Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow warning for Shimla, cautioning against thunderstorms with flashy lightning and gusty winds for the next three days.

As per the Meteorological Centre, Shimla, isolated areas in the mid-hills might experience rainfall from May 31st to June 2nd. Additionally, rainfall is anticipated in seven districts—Chamba, Shimla, Kullu, Kangra, Mandi, Sirmaur, and Solan—from May 31st to June 5th.