Rains lash parts of north India, elude Delhi

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of north India bringing respite to people even as Delhiites sweated out due to extreme humidity in the absence of showers.

New Delhi: Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of north India bringing respite to people even as Delhiites sweated out due to extreme humidity in the absence of showers.

Overcast conditions persisted in the national capital pushing the humidity levels, which oscillated between 88 and 59 per cent, MeT officials said.

The maximum temperature here went up two notches and settled at 35.4 degree C, while the minimum was recorded at 27.8 degree Celsius, one point above normal.

Moderate to heavy rainfall and thundershowers occurred at most places in east Uttar Pradesh and at isolated pockets in western parts of the state in the last 24 hours.

According to the MeT department in Lucknow, Chattnag recorded maximum 10 cms of rains, followed by Bhinga and Palliakalan 9 each, Bansi, Allahabad, and Meja 8-each, Kasganj and Dhaurrahra 7-each, Soron, Agra, and Badaun 6-each, Tarabganj, Regoli, Kanpur, Khalilabad, Sitapur, Katerniaghat, Sidhauli, and Musafirkhana 5-each.

Barring western districts of Rajasthan, South-West Monsoon has become active over the state with Gangapur recording the maximum rainfall of 13-cm since last evening.

According to a MeT report from Jaipur, moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Jodhpur and Kota districts of the state, while the weather in the western districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer was dry.

Jaipur and Kota recorded 10-cm and 12-cm of rainfall respectively till 17:30 hrs today.

Maximum temperatures hovered above normal levels in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana even as rains lashed several parts of the region in the past 24 hours.

Muggy weather conditions prevailed in Union Territory Chandigarh which had a high of 33.9 deg C, up two degrees above normal. The city also gauged 0.3 mm rainfall.

In Haryana, Mercury in Ambala and Bhiwani touched 34.9 deg C and 36.6 deg C mark respectively, two degrees above normal.

Hisar, Karnal and Narnaul recorded rainfall at 9.1 mm, 4.2 mm and 5 mm with their maximum settling at 36.5 deg C, 35 deg C and 33.5 deg C respectively.

In Punjab, Patiala and Ludhiana saw light showers - 90 mm and 1.5 mm - in the past 24 hours and their maximum were 35.1 deg C and 34.5 deg C while Amritsar had high of 36.9 deg C.

Chardham yatra remained affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked following landslips.

Light to moderate rains lashed various parts of Punjab and

Haryana with mercury dropping few notches below normal.

UT Chandigarh had a high of 33 degrees Celsius with rainfall of 1.3 mm, Met report said.

In Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala received 43 mm, 1 mm and 6 mm rainfall with maximum settling at 29.8, 30.7 and 30.6 degrees Celsius respectively, down by up to five degrees from normal.

In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Karnal received 6 mm, 2.1 mm and 27.6 mm rainfall while recording maximum temperatures at 32, 32.8 and 30.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

Incessant rains in western districts of Rajasthan affected normal life, especially in Jodhpur division with Balotra being lashed by the most rainfall of 18 cm since last night, a Met report said here.

Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Sriganganagar, Chittorgarh and Kota districts brining down mercury to the range of 27 to 33.9 degrees Celsius, the report said.

Siwana recorded 15 cm rainfall, followed by Pachpadra 12 cm, Chotau, Luni, Jodhpur 10 cm each, Karonpur, Osia, Bayata, Baseri, Jiataran, Sedwa, Barmer, Shivpuri 7 cm each, Sagaly 6 cm, and many other places receiving one to five cm showers.

Jaipur also experienced intermittent showers since early morning and recorded 20 mm rains.

Light to rather heavy rain or thundershowers occurred at many places over Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours.

Karwi recorded 9 cm rainfall followed by Mau 8 cm, Attara, Manjhanpur 5 cm each, Narauni 4 cm, Narora 3 cm, Allahabad, Fatehgarh, Fursatganj and Jhansi 2 cm each, Met report said.

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