Rains drench north India; 7 die in rain-linked incidents

Rains drench north India; 7 die in rain-linked incidents

In Uttarakhand, five persons were washed away in flash flood in Nainital district, while two children, including a girl, were killed in Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) after being hit by lightning in separate incidents.

Heavy showers resulted in traffic snarls, water logging and power outages at several places. High humidity was recorded across the region with the Met predicting more rains in the days to come.

It was a 'cool' Sunday for Delhiites as the national capital witnessed 3 mm rain, MeT department said.

The rains resulted in water logging and minor traffic jams in some parts of the city. It being a Sunday, children along with their parents were seen enjoying the rains.

The maximum and minimum temperatures hovered around 35 and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Haryana and Punjab, several parts received light to moderate rainfall with Patiala receiving 28.9 mm rains and Chandigarh six mm, the Met office said.

Humidity level varied between 65 and 90 per cent in the region, it said. Meanwhile, the maximum temperature in most parts of Punjab and Haryana hovered between one to three notches below normal.

While Amritsar settled at a high of 35.8 degrees Celsius, it was 32.8 degrees in Chandigarh, two levels below normal.

In Uttarakhand, light to moderate rains continued to lash most parts of the hill state with the Met office predicting more rains during the next 24 hours.

Incessant rains triggered landslides at Nalupani area in Uttarkashi district blocking vehicular traffic, official sources said, adding efforts are on to clear the debris and reopen the road for vehicles.

In Rajasthan, light to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in Udaipur and Kota divisions and at a few places in Jaipur, Ajmer and Bharatpur division.

Jaipur and Dabok received 19.4 mm and 18.3 mm rains respectively, according to the Met department.

Several areas of Himachal experienced moderate to heavy rains with the showers triggering landslides at some places in Mandi district.

Mandi was wettest in the region with 73.8 mm rains while state capital Shimla recorded 35 mm.

The sky remained overcast in Shimla and thick fog engulfed the region with humidity level ranging between 82 and 96 per cent.

The maximum temperatures increased marginally with Shimla recording a high of 22.9 degree while Una registered a maximum of 34.8 degree.

Night temperatures stayed near normal in the region.

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