Rains drench north India; 7 die
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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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