Rains in UP, Rajasthan; mercury rises in Delhi

With the monsoon rains subsiding a little, mercury Saturday rose in parts of North India, except in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, which continued to receive moderate to heavy rains.

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2010, 20:24 PM IST

New Delhi: With the monsoon rains subsiding
a little, mercury Saturday rose in parts of North India, except
in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, which continued to receive
moderate to heavy rains.

In the national capital, rains played truant for another
day today despite overcast conditions prevailing in the city
for the past over one week.

The city, which received traces of rainfall overnight,
recorded a maximum of 35.6 deg C, two notches above normal, as
against 34.6 degrees yesterday. The minimum too settled two
degrees above normal at 28.8 deg C against 27.6 degrees.

High humidity, oscillating between 62 and 88 per cent
compounded the woes of the citizens. However, the Met Office
has forecast spells of rain or thundershower tomorrow.

Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains continued to lash
Uttar Pradesh, resulting in a flood-like situation in many
parts of the state as the state government released Rs 6
crore as relief for affected.

Farmers in Frukkhabad district suffered losses as flood
water inundated their fields while the heavy rains forced the
release of 51,000 cusec water from Narora dam.

Among other places, Rigauli in Gorakhpur received 37.2 mm
of rains and Bijnore`s Kalagarh 34.2 mm rainfall.

Rajasthan too received light to moderate rainfall with
Jaisalmer recording the maximum 28.2 mm of rains.

Bikaner, Churu and Barmer recorded 5.7, 3.4 and 2.9 mm
rainfall respectively, while Pokhran recorded 10 cm overnight
rainfall followed by Baltora 7 cm, Dhorimanna 6 cm and Barmer
5 cm rainfall.

PTI