New Delhi: There was no respite for north
Indians from hot conditions as mercury settled above normal at
most parts of the region today with Churu in Rajasthan braving
a hot day at 43.2 degrees.
In the national capital, high humidity, oscillating
between 66 and 34 per cent, made conditions more difficult for
citizens. Hot conditions prevailed in the city as the maximum
settled at 41 degree Celsius despite showers in the afternoon.
The minimum climbed to 31.6 C from 29.2 C the previous day.
The Met Office said the south-west monsoon has reached
only upto central and east India and its further progress has
been stalled due to non-formation of monsoon low pressure
areas/monsoon depressions over Bay of Bengal.
Rajasthan remained in the grip of heatwave as Churu
sizzled at 43.2 C followed by Jaipur at 42 degrees. Though
many places in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts received rains
of upto 8 mm, it did not had any effect on the hot conditions
prevailing in the desert state.
In the region comprising Punjab and Haryana, mercury
settled above normal at most places. Hissar was hottest in the
region at 42.7 C followed by Ambala and Chandigarh at 38.3 C
and 38 C, three notches above normal.