Heavy rains in parts of north India

Northern India on Thursday experienced moderate to heavy showers as the wet spell continued in the region.

New Delhi: Northern India on Thursday experienced moderate to heavy showers as the wet spell continued in the region.
Temperature in the national capital hovered below normal levels but high humidity, oscillated between 74 and 95 per cent, made life uncomfortable for Delhiites.

The city received 28.6 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours ending at 8:30 AM.

The day temperature settled at 33.1 degree Celsius, which was one notch below normal, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25.8 deg C, which too was one point below normal for this part of the year.

With the south-west monsoon remaining normal in Uttar Pradesh, moderate to rather heavy rainfall and thundershowers occurred at many places in the state.

While Mahroni and Kanpur received 6 cm rainfall each, 5 cm downpour occurred at Baheri and Jhansi 4 cm.

Major rivers like Ganga, Sharda, Ghaghra, Rapti and Burhi Rapti were still flowing above the danger mark at some places.

Light to moderate rainfall hit several parts of Punjab and Haryana, bringing the mercury down under mounting humidity levels.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, received showers this morning after which the day temperature dropped to 31.2 deg C, two notches below normal.

Among other places in the region lashed by rains included Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula, Narnaul, Rewari, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Yamunanagar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Pathankot, Madhopur and Mohali.

In Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded identical maximums of 32 deg C, down two notches, while Amritsar settled at a high of 33 deg C, one point below normal.

Ambala in Haryana registered a high of 31.2 deg C, two points below normal, while Karnal had a pleasant day at 28 deg C, down five notches.

Many places in the desert state of Rajasthan also received light to moderate rainfall, while heavy showers were witnessed at isolated places.

Dholpur and Neem Ka Thana recorded 10 cm rainfall each, while Tizara received 9 cm downpour, followed by Atru at 8 cm.


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