Showers lash N India; 3 killed in rain-incidents

Rainfall activity picked up in parts of north India on Thursday including the national capital, even as three persons have died in the region in various rain-related incidents.

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2011, 21:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Rainfall activity picked up in
parts of north India on Thursday including the national capital,
even as three persons have died in the region in various
rain-related incidents.

The weatherman has predicted light to moderate showers
over the next 24 hours at several places in the region.

Though rains dipped the temperature at many places,
surging humidity made life difficult at most places.

Meanwhile, in the eastern region, flood situation in
Assam has worsened with three more districts coming into its
grip as the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries have
affected about four lakh people, official sources said.

Maximum temperature in major parts of Punjab and
Haryana remained below normal, though high humidity aggravated
the woes of people in the region.

UT Chandigarh had a high of 32.2 deg C, 2 notches
below normal, Met office said.

In Haryana, Hisar recorded maximum of 33.4 deg C, a
degree below normal. Bhiwani and Narnaul settled at 37.4 deg C
and 34.5 deg C respectively.

However, mercury rose in Rohtak by a degree above
normal and settled at 35.2 deg C.

In Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum
temperature of 33.4 deg C, down by 2 notches and 32.8 deg C,
also lower by one degree below normal, respectively.

With rains remaining elusive, humidity level stood
between 80 and 90 per cent in the region.

Incessant rains in Uttarakhand triggered landslides
killing two persons and injuring five others while in Himachal
Pradesh one person was killed and seven others are feared to
have been washed away in a cloudburst in Kullu district,
officials said.

Dholpur in Rajasthan recorded 11 cm rainfall followed
by Bari where 6 cm rain was measured, according to a Met
report.

PTI