New Delhi: Rains cooled some parts of
northern India on Saturday as mercury hovered around normal levels
but high humidity played a spoilsport in the national capital
causing discomfiture to the people.
In Delhi, the maximum temperature continued to remain
below 40 degree Celsius but humidity levels went as high as 72
per cent. While the maximum temperature was 38.9 deg C, the
minimum stood at 30.5 degrees.
The South-West Monsoon advanced in some parts of
southeast Rajasthan after a delay of about 12 days, a Met
official said, adding many places received rainfall ranging
from 57 mm to 14 mm since yesterday.
Barmer was the hottest place in Rajasthan with a
maximum of 43.2 deg C followed by Sriganganagar at 43.1.
Other places including Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Churu,
Bikaner, Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, Sikar and Dabok recorded day
temperature ranging from 42.8 deg C to 36.8 deg C.
Maximum temperatures were within the normal range in
Chandigarh and most places in Punjab and Haryana.
Chandigarh recorded a high of 36.3 deg C, which was
the normal maximum temperature for the day.
Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 37.1 deg C, a
notch above normal, while the high at Karnal was 38, which was
one degree below normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar was the hottest with a temperature
of 38.1 degrees. Patiala recorded a high of 35.2 deg C while
the high at Ludhiana settled at 36.4 deg C.
The met has forecast light to moderate rain or
thundershower at a few places in the two states till tomorrow.
Mercury levels remained steady in most of Himachal
Pradesh even as some parts of the state had scanty rains.
The maximum temperatures settled between 24 and 34.5
deg C with Una remaining hottest in the state with a high of
34.2 degree C.
Nahan, which received 11 mm of rains, recorded maximum
temperature at 30.2 deg C against 31.2 deg C yesterday while
Solan recorded 7.9 mm of rains causing a fall of two-degree in
Pachhad in Sirmaur district recorded 41 mm of rains,
followed by Rajgarh at 9 mm, Kasauli (6 mm), Shimla (5 mm),
Renuka and Jubbal (3 mm) each and Jubbarhatti (1 mm), local
met office said.
The met predicted rains and thundershowers in various
parts of the state during next 72 hours.