Temperatures on the up in North India
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Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 21:45
  
New Delhi: Mercury maintained its upward trend in most parts of the northern region on Monday, including Delhi, even as squalls left a couple dead and their four children injured in Uttar Pradesh.

The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 40.6 deg C, a degree above normal. The minimum settled at 26.3 deg C, two notches down from yesterday's 28.8 degrees, the MeT office said.

A couple was killed and their four children injured in a duststorm in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours today, officials said.

Day temperatures continued to rise across the state despite rainfall. Etawah recorded the highest temperature with a maximum of 44.8 deg C, the MeT Department said.

However, the mercury dipped in some places due to the rains. Lucknow had a high of 36.8 deg C, Allahabad 38.9 degrees, both down two notches, while Varanasi settled at 37.2 deg C, four below normal.

In Rajasthan, temperatures soared in many parts with Churu being the hottest place recording a high of 45 deg C followed by Bikaner at 44.2 degrees, according to the local Met office.

Sriganganagar and Kota recorded respective maximums of 44.1 deg C, while maximum temperatures in Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jaipur was recorded at 43.6, 43, 42.2 and 42.1 deg C respectively.

Rainfall was also registered at a few places in Punjab and Haryana since last evening.

Chandigarh recorded a high of 34.6 deg C, four notches below normal, Ambala 35.2 deg C, down five notches, while Karnal's maximum settled at 35.6 deg C, the MeT Dept said.

Hisar and Rohtak braved a hot day recording respective maximum temperatures of 42.2 deg C and 40.8 deg C, a degree above normal at both places.

Patiala had a high of 36.8 deg C while Ludhiana's maximum settled at 37.6 deg C. Amritsar was sultry at 42.2 deg C.

Meanwhile, light to moderate rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand today making the weather pleasant for residents and tourists.

The state capital Dehradun recorded a high of 31 deg C, five degrees below normal, the MeT office said.

Overall temperatures in Himachal Pradesh was recorded at normal levels with Shimla settling at a high of 24.9 deg C, up by one degree followed by Dharamsala at 31.4 degrees.

PTI


First Published: Monday, May 30, 2011, 21:45


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