Rains drench north India; 7 die

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 19:39

New Delhi: Monsoon showers lashed large
parts of north India on Sunday including the national capital,
even as seven people were killed in different rain-related
incidents.



In Uttarakhand, five persons were washed away in flash
flood in Nainital district, while two children, including a
girl, were killed in Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) after being hit
by lightning in separate incidents.



Heavy showers resulted in traffic snarls, water
logging and power outages at several places. High humidity was
recorded across the region with the Met predicting more rains
in the days to come.
It was a `cool` Sunday for Delhiites as the national
capital witnessed 3 mm rain, MeT department said.



The rains resulted in water logging and minor traffic
jams in some parts of the city.



It being a Sunday, children along with their parents
were seen enjoying the rains.



The maximum and minimum temperatures hovered around 35
and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.
In Haryana and Punjab, several parts received light to
moderate rainfall with Patiala receiving 28.9 mm rains and
Chandigarh six mm, the Met office said.



Humidity level varied between 65 and 90 per cent in
the region, it said.



Meanwhile, the maximum temperature in most parts of
Punjab and Haryana hovered between one to three notches below
normal.



While Amritsar settled at a high of 35.8 degrees
Celsius, it was 32.8 degrees in Chandigarh, two levels below
normal.



PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 19:39

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