Rains kill 2 in UP, lash Delhi and HP

Rains claimed two lives in flood-hit Uttar Pradesh and drenched Delhi and Chandigarh while playing a truant in Punjab and Haryana today.

Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 23:14 PM IST

New Delhi: Rains claimed two lives in
flood-hit Uttar Pradesh and drenched Delhi and Chandigarh
while playing a truant in Punjab and Haryana today.

Two persons were killed and 12 others injured after they
were hit by lightning in UP`s Lalitpur district last night.

According to Central Water Commission, Ganga, Ramganga,
Yamuna, Sharda, Ghaghara and Rapti were flowing above the
danger mark at many places in the state as Palliakalan in
Kheri received maximum 22.4 mm rainfall followed by 20 mm in
Bareilly district.

The national capital was lashed by heavy rains in the
evening. The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.4 degree
Celsius and the minimum at 26.5 degrees, MeT office said. The
humidity swung between 74 and 92 per cent in Delhi.

Chandigarh received light showers though most areas of
Punjab and Haryana faced severe humid conditions in the
absence of rains.

Maximum temperature in the region was two to four degrees
Celsius above normal, Met office said.

Hisar continued to be hottest with a high of 37.6 degrees
Celsius, while Rohtak settled at a high of 34.8 degrees.
Maximum temperature at Chandigarh was 33.9 degrees Celsius.

Humidity levels ranged between 80 and 90 per cent.

Barring light rains in some places, monsoon remained weak
in Himachal Pradesh with marginal fluctuation in day
temperatures.

Minimum temperatures remained 2-6 degrees above normal at
most places. Capital Shimla had 23 mm of rains till this
morning as Kalpa in Kinnaur was coldest in the region with a
low of 14.5 degree C.

Una remained hottest in the region at 33.4 degrees.

PTI