Monsoon takes a break in N India; weather muggy
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 20:46
New Delhi: Monsoon continued to play truant in north India as rains eluded most parts of the region for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, including the national capital.

Conditions at most places were sultry due to high day temperatures coupled with soaring humidity, making life uncomfortable for people.

Humidity between 60 and 88 per cent and the mercury at above-normal levels troubled Delhiites even as the national capital received light drizzles at some places.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 36.4 degree Celsius as against yesterday's 35.5 degrees and minimum at 28.2 degrees as against 26.7 degrees. Both the maximum and minimum were one degree above normal.

With little rain in Uttar Pradesh, water levels of all the major rivers were receding though Yamuna, Sharda and Ghaghra were flowing near the danger mark at some places.

In the past 24 hours, Bareilly recorded 6 cm rainfall while Mahrauni and Badau had 5 cm rainfall each, Jhansi, Gonda had 4 cm each.

Most parts of Uttarakhand witnessed a dry day as the rains were reported from a few places only.

Light rains occurred in some areas in Rajasthan with Kota and Churu recording 1 mm and 0.5 mm rainfall respectively.

With monsoon eluding most parts of the plains of Punjab and Haryana, the maximum temperature rose by up to two degrees Celsius in the region, making the weather clammy, the Met office said.

Hisar continued to be the hottest place in the region recording a high of 38.5 degrees C, one notch above normal while Chandigarh had a high of 35.8 degrees, one notch above normal.

Warm and soggy conditions prevailed in the region with humidity levels ranging between 60 and 85 percent.


First Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 20:46

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