Scanty rains, high humidity in north India
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 21:49
New Delhi: High humidity made life difficult for the people in north India on Thursday as monsoon rains continue to elude most parts of the region, including the national capital.

Punjab and Haryana, which remained mostly dry, witnessed high humidity ranging between 59 and 82 per cent even as maximum temperatures fell by a few notches below normal at some places.

Hisar in Haryana was the hottest place in the two states with a high of 37.5 degree Celsius, which was one notch below normal, while Bhiwani settled at a high of 36.4 deg C.

Among other places, Patiala had a high of 34 deg C, followed by Ambala (33.8) and Amritsar (31.3). Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 33.6 deg C.

One person was killed and five others injured as lightning struck them in Badhpura area in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district.

Rivers Yamuna, Sharda and Ghaghra were flowing near danger mark at some places in the state.

According to a Central Water Commission report, river Sharda was flowing 15 cm below the danger mark at Paliakala and was rising, while Ghaghra was near danger mark at Ayodhya and Turtipar (Ballia). Yamuna was rising in Mathura.

Gorakhpur received 13 cm rainfall since yesterday, while Siddharth Nagar and Etawah recorded 6 and 5 cm rainfall respectively.

The weather remained mostly dry in Uttarakhand for the third consecutive day. The 'chardham yatra', which was disrupted due to rains last week, was going on smoothly.

Rains lashed some parts of Rajasthan where Ajmer recorded maximum rainfall of 19.1 mm till evening. Sriganganagar, Jaipur and Dabok recorded 8.6 mm, 5.2 mm and 1 mm rainfall respectively.


First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 21:49

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