New Delhi: Most parts of North India, bereft of rains, on Monday reeled under humid conditions and Srinagar witnessed hottest day in seven years, even as the national capital was lashed by heavy showers flooding roads and causing traffic jams.
Delhi received heavy rains today bringing some respite from the humid conditions.
The humidity level was between 83 to 65 per cent and the day temperature settled at 36 degree Celsius, two notches above normal.
The minimum temperature in Delhi settled at 28.8 deg C which is also two degree above normal, according to the Meteorological department.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar recorded the hottest day in seven years as the mercury touched 35.4 deg C today.
"It is the hottest day since July 2006," a spokesman of the Met office said. He said it was the second hottest day in Kashmir in the last decade. The mercury had touched 35.5 deg C for successive years in the month of July 2005 and 2006.
In Uttar Pradesh, some parts in western region got light to moderate rains.
Lalitpur got 10 cm rain, Mahroni 9 cm, Mauranipur 4 cm, Najibabad and Mahoba 2 cm each.
Central Water Commission said that the Ganga river continued to flow close to the danger mark from Fatehgarh to Dalmau in Rae Bareli and was flowing above the red mark in Ballia district.
The Yamuna river was flowing close to the red mark at Prayag Ghat in Mathura, while the Ghaghra river continued to flow above the red mark at Elgin Bridge in Barabanki, Ayodhya and Turtipar in Ballia.
Rains gave a slip to the most parts of Punjab and Haryana.
High humidity prevailed in the two states as the maximum temperatures continued to hover a few notches above normal.
Chandigarh recorded a high of 36 deg C, three notches above normal. Hisar in Haryana was the hottest place in the region recording a high of 38.8 deg C, three notches above the normal level.