Monsoon remains erratic in North India

Monsoon on Monday remained erratic in northern India as some places of the region received light to moderate rains, while heavy showers lashed Himachal Pradesh.

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2011, 20:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Monsoon on Monday remained erratic
in northern India as some places of the region received light
to moderate rains, while heavy showers lashed Himachal
Pradesh.

The day temperature in the national capital settled at
33.8 deg C, while the minimum was recorded at 27.5 deg C.

The maximum temperature remained few notches below
normal at most places in Punjab and Haryana with isolated
areas receiving light rains.

In Haryana, Hisar registered 34 deg C, Ambala 31.5 deg
C and Karnal 30.3 deg C, respectively. Amritsar recorded 33.8
deg C, followed by Patiala 31.1 deg C and Ludhiana 30.3 deg C.

The MeT has forecast rains or thunder showers at
isolated places in the two states over the next two days.

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh were lashed by heavy
rains as Monsoon remained active in the state. Gohar in Mandi
district was the wettest with 108 mm of rains, while
Dharamsala, Banjar, Jogindernagar, Kalpa and Rampur recorded
51 mm, 48 mm, 47 mm, 43.2 mm and 40 mm respectively.

Other areas that received substantial rains were
Pandoh 39 mm, Rohru 38 mm, Sundernagar 32.7 mm, Karsog 30 mm,
Ghumarwin 29 mm, Baldwara and Saloni 27 mm each, Shimla 25.8
mm and Baijnath 23 mm.

The maximum temperature dropped by few notches across
the hill state, while there was not much fluctuation in
minimum temperature.

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places
in Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Kangra, Una, Mandi Bilaspur, Mandi
and Chamba districts during the next 24 hours, the MeT said.

Extreme humid conditions prevailed in parts of Uttar
Pradesh with scanty rainfall and bright sunshine. Some areas
in the western region of the state received thundershowers and
isolated rains in the past 24 hours.

Though there had been scanty rains in the past few
days, Monsoon is expected to revive again by July 28 there,
the MeT said.

Ken, Sharda and Ghaghra rivers are flowing above the
red mark in the state, a Central Water Commission report said.

Light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places in
Rajasthan`s Ajmer and Udaipur divisions, while the weather
remained mainly dry in Bikaner division till morning.

Dabok and Chittorgarh received 8 mm and 2.5 mm of
rainfall till evening. Jaipur also received drizzle, the MeT
said.

PTI