New Delhi: Monsoon remained erratic in
northern India on Monday as rains eluded parts of the region
including Punjab and Haryana, while showers claimed three
lives in Uttar Pradesh where major rivers were in spate.
It was yet another rainless, hot day for Delhi as
mercury remained above normal level to settle at 36.5 deg C.
The minimum was recorded at 28.6 deg C.
The humidity was recorded between 53 and 79 per cent.
Three persons, including a minor girl, were killed as
heavy to moderate rain lashed major parts of Uttar Pradesh
resulting in rise in important rivers.
According to MeT office, majority of the divisions in
the state, including Devipatan, Meerut, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and
Lakhimpur, received heavy to moderate rainfall in the last 24
The maximum rainfall was recorded in Bahraich (14 cm),
followed by Naraura 8 cm, Mehmoodabad 7 cm and Birdghat and
Dharaura recording 5 cm each.
Majors rivers including Ghagra, Ganga, Rapti and
Gandak were on the rise, a Central Water Commission report
Ganga was marginally below danger mark in Ballia,
while Sharda was above the red mark in Palliakalan in
Lakhimpur district. Ghagra was flowing above danger mark at
Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) and Ayodhya (Faizabad).
Maximum temperatures soared by a few notches as rains
continue to elude most parts of Punjab and Haryana.
Hisar was the hottest in Haryana at 37.5 deg C,
followed by Bhiwani 37.4 deg C, Rohtak 37.1 deg C, Karnal 34.2
deg C and Ambala 33.8 deg C. Chandigarh recorded 33.4 deg C.
Mercury was also up in Punjab with Amritsar recording
at 36.4 deg C, Patiala 35.6 deg C and Ludhiana 35.4 deg C.
Light to moderate rainfall was recorded in Rajasthan
where Ajmer, Udaipur divisions and isolated areas in rest
areas had rains till this morning.
Kota recorded 57.7 mm of rainfall till this evening,
followed by Ajmer 2.1 mm and Jaipur 0.9 mm.