'Hudhud' effect: North gets rain, temperatures dip

Effect of cyclone 'Hudhud' was felt in North India also as rain lashed several parts of the region pulling the mercury down by several notches.

New Delhi: Effect of cyclone 'Hudhud' was felt in North India also as rain lashed several parts of the region pulling the mercury down by several notches.

The national capital witnessed a cool and cloudy morning and the maximum temperature settled four notches below the season's average at 29 degrees Celsius. The minimum was recorded at 21.8 degree.

"The rains and subsequent fall in temperature was due to remnants of cyclone Hudhud, which was over eastern Uttar Pradesh as a depression and Western disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir. However, the impact is over," said B P Yadav, Director of Indian Meteorological department.

Rain was witnessed in Safdarjung, Lodhi Road, Ridge, Palam and Ayanagar areas between 8.30 PM yesterday and 8.30 AM today, according to the MeT department officials.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 1.6 mm rainfall today around 2.30 PM.

Rain and thundershowers occurred at most places over eastern Uttar Pradesh and a few places in the western part of the state in the past 24 hours.

Two persons were killed in rain related incidents in Azamgarh.

According to MeT department, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at a few places over eastern UP.

Pratapgarh and Chhatnag got 13 cm rain each, Salempur (Deoria), Karchana (Allahabad) got 12 cm each, while Phulpur, Kunda, Allahabad (Sadar) and Akabarpur recorded 11 each.

Meanwhile, rail and road traffic were disrupted at several places due to the uprooting of trees.

In Azamgarh, a couple were killed today when the wall of their house collapsed following continuous rain since yesterday.

Rain also lashed most parts of Punjab and Haryana in the past 24 hours, bringing down the maximum temperatures sharply.

Chandigarh recorded rainfall at 10.8 mm while its maximum was 25.2 deg C, seven degrees below normal.

In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Karnal were lashed by 12.3 mm, 4.4 mm and 38 mm of rain respectively.

In neighbouring Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala witnessed 2 mm and 7.6 mm rain. Amritsar recorded its maximum at 24.8 deg C, down by 8 notches below normal.