South-West monsoon hits Rajasthan

Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 21:50

New Delhi: South-West monsoon on Thursday hit
Rajasthan with several parts of the state receiving rainfall
even as hot and humid conditions continue to make life
unpleasant for people in the national capital.

The monsoon hit several parts of Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota and
Udaipur divisions in Rajasthan.

Kota received the maximum rainfall of 57 mm, while Jaipur
recorded 48 mm, Vanasthali 35 mm, Chittorgarh 20 mm, Dabok 14
mm and Ajmer 1 mm rainfall.
However, there was no respite from sultry conditions for
Delhiites as the brief intermittent monsoon showers the city
witnessed last week failed to make a comeback.

The maximum temperature hovered around 38.7 degree
Celsius, while the minimum temperature was at 29.8 deg C.

The humidity ranged between 76 per cent and 52 per cent,
higher than yesterday`s 74 per cent and 50 per cent, making
Delhiites wilt.
Meanwhile, some isolated places in Punjab and Haryana
received showers, while there was drizzling in Chandigarh.

The MeT department forecast southwest monsoon to hit
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh by July 1.

Cloudy conditions prevailed in most parts of Himachal
Pradesh, causing a fall of two to three degree in the day
temperature. Some areas also received moderate downpours.

Mandi, Kangra and Hamirpur areas received downpours with
Sujanpur Tira recording highest 66 mm rains, followed by
Palampur 29.4 mm, Baijnath 26 mm and Mandi 23.7 mm.

Paonta Sahib at maximum 39 deg C was the hottest place in
the state, followed by Bhuntar at 35.3 deg C.

The state capital Shimla remained engulfed in fog and
received intermittent showers. It recorded a high of 23.4 deg
C, a fall of two points from yesterday.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 21:50

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