Hamirpur (HP): Normal life in all parts of the district has come to a near standstill following rains since last evening as the temperature dipped sharply.
It has been raining in the district since last evening except for three hours during the night, a local said, adding that everyone has taken out their woollen clothes.
The weather also played a spoilsport at several wedding and other functions.
This rain is likely to help the farmers to sow their Rabi crops and seasonal vegetables and to get good crops.
The department of agriculture has also advised the farmers to start sowing their crops once the rain stopped and thus make full use of the moisture in the fields.