Monsoon continues in north India

Last Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 20:14

New Delhi: Several parts of north India received light to moderate monsoon showers although temperatures rose marginally and high humidity levels persisted in some places.

In Uttarakhand, the Kedarnath yatra was resumed after a fortnight today with the improvement in weather and road conditions.

Extremely sultry conditions persisted in Delhi as light rainfall was recorded in some parts of the city overnight.

Humidity levels were recorded between 56 and 89 per cent, causing extreme discomfort to people here.

According to the Met department, the Safdarjung observatory recorded traces of rainfall and Palam area received 44.1 mm rainfall up to 8.30 am today.

The maximum temperature rose by 1.6 notches from yesterday's high to 36.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above the normal, while the minimum settled at 26.6 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said.

The weather and the condition of roads in Uttarakhand are fine as of now and the Kedarnath yatra is being conducted smoothly, Rudraprayag DM Raghav Langar told PTI over phone.

Major rivers across the state have also begun showing receding trend.

Alaknanda in Rudraprayag district is flowing at 622.90 metres, which is well below the danger mark at 627 metres. Mandakini in the district is also flowing nearly four metres down the danger level.

Bhagirathi in Uttarkashi district is flowing more than two metres down the danger level but Ganga at Haridwar is still flowing close to the danger mark at 292.40 metres, the DMMC release said.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 20:14

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