New Delhi: Light rains lashed many parts
of northern India on Friday giving respite to people from the
hot conditions even as Barmer in Rajasthan recorded a maximum
of 43 degree celsius.
In Punjab and Haryana, maximum temperature remained
below 40 degree celsius as Chandigarh, which received a
rainfall of 0.5 mm, recorded a maximum of 38.2 degree C.
Amritsar witnessed a drop in temperature by three
degrees below normal to settle at 38.2 C, Met office said.
Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum temperatures of
38.2 and 39.6 degree C respectively.
Hisar in Haryana received a rainfall of 1.4 mm,
bringing the maximum temperature down to 39.6 C.
In Himachal Pradesh, downpours in lower and mid hills
late last night brought relief to people from the heat wave.
Reports of light rain in the tribal areas have also
been received, the Met office said, adding Shimla recorded a
day temperature of 26.4 degree celsius.
However, parts of Rajasthan continued to face the
heatwave condition even as light rains occurred in Jaipur
Barmer was reported as the hottest place in the state
at 43 C followed by Kota at 41.8, the Met office said.
Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Churu recorded maximum of 40.5,
40.3 and 40 C respectively while Jaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner
recorded maximum of 39.9, 39.7 and 39.5 degree respectively.