New Delhi: Heavy monsoon rains today lashed
several parts of north India, including the national capital,
giving people respite from soaring mercury and high humidity.
The downpour triggered landslides in Jammu and Kashmir`s
Kishtwar district which left one person dead and several
injured. Major rivers in the state, which has been receiving
rains for the past few days, are in spate.
The rain-deficit national capital received showers after
a few days of dry weather. Rain gauges in the city measured
21.6 mm of rains during the day giving people respite from
The maximum in the city stood at 36.6 deg C against 37.6
degrees yesterday, however, the minimum rose further to settle
at 29.2 deg C against 28.4 deg C the previous day.
Monsoon was also active in Himachal Pradesh where
Dharamsala and Palampur recorded 112.4 mm and 67.0 mm of
Nalagarh Solan district received 42 mm of rains followed
by Gohar 39 mm, Baijnath 35 mm, Jogindernagar 32 mm, Kasauli
25 mm, Jubbal 24 mm and Bhuntar 17.5 mm.
The widespread rains kept mercury within normal range as
hill resort Shimla recorded a maximum of 24.5 deg C. Una was
hottest at 36.2 deg C while the high in Sundernagar stood at
33.5 deg C followed by Mandi 32.8 deg C, Bhuntar 32.2 deg C,
Dharamshala 25.8 deg C and Kalpa 22.7 deg C.
The desert state of Rajasthan also received showers with
pink city Jaipur recording 37.2 mm of rains followed by
Sriganganagar and Kota at 29 mm and 12 mm respectively.
The south west monsoon was also active over Uttarakhand
but subdued in Uttar Pradesh.