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Heavy rains in north India, Gujarat; 10 die

South west monsoon was on Tuesday active in Gujarat and most parts of north India as 10 people perished in heavy rains that caused a sharp fall in mercury.



New Delhi: South west monsoon was on Tuesday
active in Gujarat and most parts of north India as 10 people
perished in heavy rains that caused a sharp fall in mercury.

Torrential rains lashed Kutch district in Gujarat since
last evening as six members of a family drowned in flash
floods in Bhachau town. The downpour resulted in dams being
overflown, inundating low-lying areas.
In the northern belt, incessant rains continued to pour
over Uttar Pradesh, where four more people perished in
rain-related incidents, taking the death toll this season in
the state to 64.

Raebareli recorded 48.4 mm rainfall and Fafamau in
Allahabad 20.6 mm of rains.

National capital Delhi, which experienced overcast
conditions for most part of the week, finally received
showers, bringing the mercury down by several notches.

The maximum plunged to 29.2 deg C, five notches below
normal, from 36.4 deg C yesterday while the minimum settled
one degree below normal at 26.4 deg C. The city recorded 3 mm
rainfall, but high humidity touching 97 per cent made people
sweat.
Most parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced moderate to
heavy rainfall, bringing down the temperatures by three to six
notches.

State capital Shimla received overnight rain of 36.8 mm
while Palampur was the wettest in the state with 57.6 mm of
rains followed by Karsog 56 mm, Jubbarhatti 53 mm, Gohar 47 mm
and Banjar 45 mm.

The Queen of Hills recorded a day temperature of 21 deg C
against yesterday`s 22.3 deg C. Una was the hottest in the
state, recording a high of 30.2 deg C against 36.8 deg C the
previous day.

In Rajasthan, widespread rains lashed most parts of the
state as Dabok was drenched by 53 mm rainfall while Ajmer,
Kota and Barmer recorded 36.2 mm, 27.7 mm and 13 mm of rains
respectively.

Punjab and Haryana too received showers that resulted in
a sharp fall in temperatures across the region.

The maximum in Ambala stood at 31.4 deg C, two degrees
below normal, while Hisar recorded a high of 29.8 deg C, six
notches below normal, and Karnal 29.4 deg C, down by four
notches. Patiala was hottest in the region at 35.1 degrees.

PTI

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