Heavy showers lash North India

Heavy showers lash North India

Mercury dipped appreciably across Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and the national capital due to incessant rains bringing much needed respite from hot and humid conditions. Day temperature dropped around nine degrees in Delhi this morning as torrential showers lashed the city, which was reeling under sultry weather for the past two days.

Maximum temperature dropped to 26.2 degrees from Saturday's 35.5 notches, while humidity levels which was peaked to 98 per cent in the city also fell down to 59 per cent.
In Bihar, where floods have claimed 52 lives so far, rivers like Kosi, Mahananda, Bagmati, Kamala Balan and Adhwara group of rivers crossed the danger level at different places along their course. However, no casualties were reported on Sunday.

Standing crops and houses worth several crores of rupees have been destroyed in the flood-hit 11 districts. Punjab and Haryana also received heavy downpour bringing temperatures down to a comfortable level as capital Chandigarh recorded a high of 30 degrees, three notches below normal.

The desert state of Rajasthan where day temperature touched the mark of 40-degree on Saturday, witnessed a comfortable weather due to heavy to moderate showers even as Sriganganagar recorded a maximum of 36.7 degrees.

While Bikaner, Bundi, Rawatbhata, Bharatpur, Kota, Sriganganagar and Udaipur received moderate showers, a number of cities in the north west including, Ajmer and Jaipur, witnessed light rains.

Temperatures also showed a decreasing trend in Himachal Pradesh due to light rains and occasional cool breeze with scenic Shimla recording 21.4 degrees maximum temperature nearly two notches below from Saturday.

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