New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed many parts of
north India including Delhi today bringing relief to people
from hot and humid conditions but worsened the flood situation
in Punjab and Haryana where more places got submerged with
fresh breaches in river embankments and canals.
Delhiites had a respite from heat as showers, which
eluded the city during the day, finally arrived towards the
evening causing the temperature to drop by a couple of
However, the rains which started around six pm and lasted
for about 30 minutes, brought waterlogging back to the city`s
streets with many areas reporting traffic snarls.
Heavy rains also occurred in Punjab and Haryana which are
already battling flood fury causing fresh breaches in river
Ghaggar and several canals which led to several new villages
in the two neighbouring states getting submerged under flood
Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh continued to be in spate
today due to heavy rains in some parts of the state since
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the
water level of the Ganges is rising in Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat,
Kanpur, Varanasi, Gazipur and Ballia whereas Ramganga is
rising in Bijnore and Shahjahanpur.
Early morning downpour followed by intermittent light
showers through the day causing the mercury to plunge by 11
degrees in Jammu region which recorded a maximum of 25.2
degress Celsius against yesterday`s high of 36.2 degrees, the
Met office said.