In relief from heat wave conditions, monsoon remained active in western Rajasthan with Jodhpur receiving the maximum rainfall of 7.6 mm. Mercury plummeted by one to three degree Celsius in many places including Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, and Churu. The maximum temperature varied between 33 and 39 degrees Celsius at most places in these districts, a Met report said.
Gujarat faces a rainfall deficit due to late onset of monsoon and shortfall of rains in many parts of the state until mid-August, which may ensure that water reservoirs are empty before next summer said.
Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Subansiri have triggered landslides and flash floods in Arunachal Pradesh with the swirling river water leaving a trail of destruction.
The death toll from flood-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh touched 82 today though water level in major rivers started receding in the absence of rains as Southwest Monsoon significantly weakened over northern region.
Heavy rains, flash floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the most parts of Himachal Pradesh which claimed lives of 31 persons and at least 633 cattle during the current monsoon season, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Tuesday.