New Delhi: Heavy showers poured over several
parts of north India, including the national capital, while
the monsoon became subdued over Jammu and Kashmir which was
recovering from flood fury.
Heavens opened for a couple of hours in the national
capital but it was enough to cause water-logging and long
traffic snarls in the city which is gearing up to host the
prestigious Commonwealth Games in less than two months.
The rainguages measured 62 mm during the day resulting in
dip in temperatures. The maximum stood at 33.5 deg C against
36.6 deg C yesterday while the minimum climbed down to 26
degrees after the city got 20.5 mm of overnight rains.
Humidity was on the higher side with the maximum being
recorded at 97 per cent and minimum at 67 per cent.
Moderate to heavy rains lashed many places in Punjab and
Haryana region that led to mercury settling below the normal.
Amritsar in Punjab was drenched by 69.4 mm of rains while
Ludhiana and Patiala recorded 24.6 mm and 20.5 mm rainfall
The high in Hisar stood at 35 degrees while Chandigarh,
which received showers, recorded a maximum temperature of 31
deg C, two notches below normal. Ambala registered a high of
30.9 deg C, down two degrees, while Karnal had a pleasant day
at 30 deg C, three notches below normal.
In Rajasthan, many parts of the state recorded light
showers Churu recording 4.6 mm of rains till this evening.
Meanwhile, the monsoon became subdued over Jammu and
Kashmir where incessant rains was experienced for the past few
days. People heaved a sign of relief as flood waters started
receding from low-lying areas and water level in major rivers