A precursor to monsoons this year has hail, heavy rain and high winds being experienced across the state.
The heavy downpour of Thursday flooded the Dikchu New Market area where vehicles had to be stopped from plying for a while. The culvert above the market was blocked by debris and slush from the 96MW Dikchu hydel power project site which caused the water to overflow onto the market area. Sludge flowed into town over the road and brought everything to a standstill till it rained.
Meanwhile, a blanket of hail covered Namchi this afternoon while high winds at Jorethang brought down a tree damaging a building around the same time.