Then in early June we barely had a couple of days of pre-monsoon showers and by mid June(a fortnight early) we had the deadly monsoon rains pounding the state for a couple of days .
The monsoon onslaught hit Uttarakhand and tribal Kinnaur and wreaked havoc killing thousands in neighbouring Uttarakhand and even a few in Kinnaur .
After scanty rains in July the rains pounded Himachal in August and September . By mid September the humid sea breeze laden monsoon winds abruptly said goodbye but without a pause the autumn rains came from Afghanistan and Central Asia .
The autumn rains have continued during the second half of September and have spilled over into October , surprising the hill folk , including oldies .
For much of the past week the rains have pounded Shimla and many other places across the hill state almost on a daily basis .There is sun , then clouds and spells of rain , as if it were July .
Where are the clear blue skies and the bright autumn sun , everyone seems to be asking !