New Delhi: Monsoon on Friday remain subdued in
parts of northern region on Friday even as the situation remained
grim in 25 flood-affected districts of Uttar Pradesh.
High humidity in the capital made Delhiites sweat despite
the day temperature settling at 31 deg C, three notches below
normal. The minimum was recorded at 25.7 deg C.
Mercury settled below normal level in Punjab and Haryana
today with some areas in the region receiving rainfall, but
humidity caused discomfiture to people.
The two states had light rains with Rohtak recording 7 mm
of rainfall, Amritsar 1 mm and Ludhiana 0.6 mm respectively.
Hisar was hottest place in the plains of Punjab and
Haryana with a high of 35.5 deg C. Most of the important towns
of the two states like Patiala, Bhiwani, Amritsar, Ambala,
Karnal, Rohtak and Ludhiana recorded day temperature between
30 and 35 deg C.
Chandigarh, the capital of the two states, recorded 33.1
deg C. The MeT has forecast light to moderate rainfall or
thundershowers at a few places in the region during the next
Meanwhile in Uttar Pradesh, major rivers continued to
flow above danger level at a number of places and situation
remained grim in 25 districts affected by floods.
According to a Central Water Commission report, majors
rivers including Ganga, Ghagara, Yamuna and Sharda were in
spate due to the release of excess water from dams.
Ganga was flowing above danger mark at Fatehgarh, Ballia,
Gumtia (Kannauj) ,Ankinghat (Kanpur), Dalmau (Rae Bareli) and
Ballia, reports said.
Light to moderate rains continued in Rajasthan where Kota
received 30.4 mm rainfall till evening, a MeT report said.
Dabok recorded 26 mm, while Vanasathali, Jodhpur,
Chittorgarh and Ajmer recorded 8.3, 6.1, 3 and 1.7 mm rainfall
Light rain would occur at many places in south Rajasthan
and at few places in north Rajasthan during the next 24 hours,
a MeT forecast said.