Rains lash North India



New Delhi: Parts of North India on Tuesday received rain even as some rivers in the plains remained above or close to the danger mark.

Capital Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 32.6 degrees celsius, one less than normal and a minimum of 25.9 degrees celsius. The humidity level was high at 76-97 percent. A total of around 18mm of rain was recorded.

Many parts of Uttar Pradesh received rain or thundershowers over the past 24 hours even as some rivers remained close to the danger mark at some places.

Areas which received rainfall are Baheri, Haidergarh, Shahganj, Barabanki, Phoolpur, Ghosi, Bansdeeh, Maharajganj, Sambhal, Iglas and Rampur each.

Central Water Commission sources said that Ganga was flowing very near the danger mark at Ballia and was rising while Ramganga at Dabri (Shahjahanpur) was flowing close to the red mark.

Sharda at Palia Kalan was still flowing above the red mark though it was receding while Ghaghra was flowing close to the red mark at Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya and Turtipar, it added.

Almost every district of Himachal Pradesh was drenched by rains overnight even as there was no appreciable drop in the maximum temperatures.

The heaviest rainfall of 164 mm was seen here followed by Kufri-64, Gaggal-53, Solan-44, Kasauli-37, Kheri-33 and Manali-31, the MeT department said.

There was, however, no appreciable change in the maximum and minimum temperatures in the last 24 hours.

The lowest temperature was recorded in Kalpa at 14.4 degrees Celsius and the maximum in Una at 32.4 degrees Celsius.

Rain and thundershowers are predicted at most places in Himachal Pradesh for the next five days.

PTI