New Delhi: With monsoon playing truant,
most parts of North India Sunday experienced hot and humid
conditions except Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan which were
drenched by showers.
Two persons perished in lightning in Uttar Pradesh`s
Gorakhpur district as moderate to heavy rains lashed the
state, resulting in rise in water-level of major rivers.
Bastir was wettest in the state, recording 33.6 mm
rainfall while Gorakhpur received 14.8 mm of overnight rains,
Ayodhya 14 mm and Ballia 10 mm.
After a couple of days of sweltering heat, some parts of
Rajasthan experienced showers with capital Jaipur drenched by
56 mm of rains and Banasthali in Tonk receiving 30 mm
rainfall. Elsewhere in the desert state, Ajmer, Bharatpur,
Pilani, Kota, Rawatbhatta, Mount Abu and Jodhpur received
Meanwhile, flood situation remained grim in Sirsa and
Fatehabad districts of Haryana and Punjab`s Mansa with 51
flood-related deaths being reported from the states in the
past 12 days.
However, mercury rose by up to two degrees in most places
as high humidity compounded the woes of the people. Hisar was
the hottest in the region at 41.4 deg C, five notches above
normal, while the maximum in Chandigarh stood at 36.6 degrees,
three notches above normal, and that in Ambala at 35.7 deg C,
two notches above normal.
While rains eluded most parts of the region, the humidity
oscillated between 80 to 95 per cent.
People in the national capital endured another hot and
humid day today with monsoon rains eluding the city for the
sixth straight day.
The maximum stood at 37.8 deg C, three degrees above
normal, while the minimum dropped to 28.8 degrees, two notches
above normal. Yesterday, the city had recorded a day and night
temperature of 37.3 deg C and 29.2 deg C.
Most of the Delhiites who planned a fun-filled weekend
had to confine themselves to their homes as humidity soared to
a maximum of 87 per cent during the day.
In Himachal Pradesh, mercury showed a rising trend as
monsoon remained subdued. Mandi was the wettest with 23.6 mm
of rains while Solan recorded 18.6 mm rainfall.
Capital Shimla saw the day temperature rising from 21.8
deg C yesterday to 23.7 deg C today. Una remained the hottest
place in the region at 33.4 deg C.