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Monsoon continues in north India

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 23:03

New Delhi: Monsoon showers continued to lash several parts of north India bringing down temperatures significantly even as rivers in Uttar Pradesh flowed in spate at a few places.

Sharda and Ghaghra rivers in UP were flowing above the danger mark at few places while Ramganga was flowing near the red mark at Moradabad and Dabri in Shahjahanpur and Ganga at Fatehgarh, Central Water Commission officials said.

In Delhi, mercury registered a significant dip as the sky remained cloudy during most of the day.

According to the MeT department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 34.1 degree Celsius and the minimum at 28.2 degrees Celsius.

Humidity levels continued to remain high and were recorded between 64 and 84 per cent during the day causing discomfort to people in the national capital.
The city received 3.4 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours, the Met department said.

Scattered rainfall occurred in parts of Punjab and Haryana bringing down temperatures in several places across the region.

Union territory of Chandigarh was drenched by 30 mm of rainfall, and recorded a maximum temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.

Ambala in Haryana received the most rainfall at 51 mm, while in Punjab, Amritsar received 23 mm and Patiala 0.3 mm showers.

However, Hisar in Haryana recorded a high of 36.5 degrees
Celsius, while Bhiwani`s maximum settled at 35 degrees Celsius and Ambala registered a high of 34.1 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Amritsar and Patiala recorded identical maximums at 35.5 degrees Celsius, and Ludhiana registered 35 degrees Celsius.

Officials said some low lying areas in the two states were inundated by the downpour.
Light to moderate rains continued in Uttar Pradesh with Moradabad, Lalitpur, Maharoni, Mauranipur and Salon recording 2 cm of rainfall and Ballia, Banda, Sahaganj, Patti, Dalmau, Chandpur and Garotha receiving 1 cm, the MeT office said

Moderate to heavy downpour continued in several parts of Rajasthan barring Bikaner division with Shahbad in Baran district recording 12 cm rains and Chabbra at 7 cm rains.

Other places in Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur and Jodhpur divisions recorded below 5 cm rains till today morning whereas Chittorgarh, Dabok and Ajmer recorded 20 mm, 12.2 mm and 1.4 mm rains till evening, the Met department said.

The monsoon remained moderate in Himachal Pradesh and parts of Solan, Sirmaur, Hamirpur and Kangra districts experienced ?intermittent heavy showers.

Baldwara and Bhoranj in lower hills received 62 mm and 57 mm rains while Kangra had 56 mm of rains followed by Bharwara 34 mm, Kasauli and Dharampur 30 mm, Paonta Sahib 29 mm, Nadaun 24 mm, Shimla, Jhandutta and Palampur 22 mm, Bilaspur 19 mm and Dharamsala 10 mm.

First Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 23:03
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