Scattered showers fail to abate hot conditions in N-belt

North India on Thursday experienced scattered showers but they had little impact on the heat wave sweeping the region as Barmer in Rajasthan endured a hot day at 44.2 degrees.

New Delhi: North India on Thursday experienced
scattered showers but they had little impact on the heat wave
sweeping the region as Barmer in Rajasthan endured a hot day
at 44.2 degrees.

A western disturbance brought light rains in parts of
Rajasthan and Delhi but had little impact on the mercury which
remained several notches above normal levels.

In the desert state, while Barmer reeled at 44.2 C,
Churu, Kota, Jodhpur and Sriganganagar recorded a maximum
temperature of 43.5 C, 43.3 C, 43 C and 42.6 C respectively.

Ajmer recorded a rainfall of 2.2 mm followed by Bikaner
0.8 mm and Jaipur 0.1 mm. Jodhpur also received drizzles.

Light showers towards evening brought the mercury down in
the capital even as the day time temperature rose marginally.
The maximum was recorded at 41.4 degree Celsius, up from
yesterday`s 40.6 degrees, while the minimum was recorded at
26.4 degrees, down by 1.1 degrees.

The rains, which are attributed to a western disturbance,
brought down the temperature by about three degrees around
evening.

Meanwhile, most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued to
reel under hot conditions with mercury soaring by up to four
notches above normal.

Hisar in Haryana continued to remain hottest place in
the region by recording a high of 42.8 C, up by four degrees,
while Bhiwani, Ambala and Karnal too braved a hot day at 41.6
C, 39.1 C and 38 C respectively.

In Punjab, Amritsar was hot at 40.3 degrees while Patiala
and Ludhiana recorded an identical maximum temperature of 39.5
degree Celsius.

The hill state of Himachal Pradesh saw mercury rising
marginally with capital Shimla recording a maximum temperature
of 26.9 degrees and a minimum of 17.2 degrees.

Elsewhere, Una was the hottest place in the state at
40.4 degree Celsius, followed by Sundernagar 35.1 C,
Dharamsala 34.2 C and Bhuntar 30.8 C.

PTI

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