Low monsoon activity in North India

Weather remained mostly dry across North India with the maximum temperature settling below normal at most places.

New Delhi: Weather remained mostly dry
across North India on Monday with the maximum temperature settling
below normal at most places but soaring humidity made life
sweaty for people including those in the national capital.

Barring a few isolated areas for which the Met has
predicted light to moderate rainfall over the next two days,
the spell of dry weather is expected to continue.

Humidity at most places was high, resulting in sultry

Rains eluded the capital for another day as humidity
and temperature at above-normal-level made life a bit

The Weatherman, however said, monsoon could be revived
in the city with increase in rainfall activity over central
and adjoining west and northwest India during the
next 24 hours.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 37.7 degree
Celsius, two degrees above normal while the minimum was at 28
degree Celsius, one degree above normal. Yesterday, the
maximum was 38.5 degree Celsius and minimum 28.2 degrees.

Humidity was recorded between 44 per cent and 75 per
cent in the region.

In Punjab and Haryana, the maximum hovered between two
degrees celsius above normal to three notches below normal and
little rainfall activity was recorded.

While Rohtak was the hottest in the region with a high
of 38.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, capital
Chandigarh recorded a comfortable 34 degrees, two notches
below normal.

Meanwhile in the eastern region, two persons have died
and an alert sounded in Bihar as the overall flood situation
aggravated in Gopalganj, Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts
with rivers maintaining rising trends.


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