New Delhi: Snow and rain in the upper
reaches of Jammu and Kashmir led to the death of two women
even as temperatures rose at some places in the northern
plains after a brief respite.
While one woman died in a house collapse at
Gand-Pathri near Pahalgam, another woman died due to the cold
at Lehwan-Larnoo in Kokernag.
The unseasonal snow and rains also claimed the lives
of over 900 animals in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir.
In Himachal Pradesh, marginal variation in day and
night temperatures was observed as the weather was windy with
light rain at isolated places.
State capital Shimla recorded a high of 25.9 degrees
against 25.6 degrees yesterday. Dharamsala experienced 6 mm of
rain but the maximum temperature rose marginally to 30.6
Una was the hottest in the state as the temperature
there rose by 1.2 degrees to touch 39 degrees. Keylong in
Lahaul-Spiti was the coldest with the low being recorded at
2.5 degrees, four degrees below normal.
In the northern plains, including Haryana and Punjab,
rains in the past two days had led to a dip in daytime
temperatures, giving a brief respite to the people.
The mercury was, however, on the upswing today with
Hisar recording a high of 44.5 degrees.
Ambala saw the mercury settle at 40.2 degrees and in
Karnal, the high stood at 40.4 degrees. Yesterday, Ambala had
experienced a high of 38.6 degrees and Karnal 37.8 degrees.
Chandigarh experienced a daytime temperature of 39.7
Patiala in Punjab saw the mercury settle at 41.2
degrees while in Amritsar, the high was recorded at 40.5
degrees. Ludhiana had a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees,
up from yesterday`s 39.1 degrees.
In the national capital, the daytime temperature was
recorded at 39.2 degrees, two degree below normal, while the
minimum was recorded at 26.5 degrees, a fall of a degree.
The humidity oscillated between 25 and 65 per cent.