Scorching heat kills seven in Punjab

Scorching heat kills seven in Punjab

Seven deaths were reported due to heat wave in Punjab and a girl died in a thunderstorm in Uttar Pradesh as light to moderate rains brought much-needed relief from the blistering hot weather prevailing in the region for the last few days.

Scorching heat claimed seven lives, including that of two ITBP personnel, in the past two days in Punjab where showers lashed many areas on Sunday, bringing down temperatures by several notches.

Under partly cloudy skies, heat in Delhi abated as mercury dropped by a few degrees and the weatherman predicted rains in the national capital.

The maximum temperature settled at 40 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 30.6 degrees Celsius, down from Saturday’s 41.7 and 32.7 degrees Celsius, the Met department said. 

Humidity was recorded between 66 and 41 per cent, the Met department said and predicted the possibility of light rain and thunderstorm in some areas of the city.

In Punjab, Ludhiana registered a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius while Patiala recorded 36 degrees Celsius and Amritsar 37.8 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Ambala recorded a high of 36.2 degrees Celsius, Narnaul 36.5 and Hisar 40 degrees Celsius.

The Met department said Faridkot (25 mm) received the most rainfall in Punjab followed by Ferozepur 14 mm, Moga 13.2 mm, Hoshiarpur 7 mm, Phagwara 6 mm, Muktsar 5.6 mm, Barnala 5.5 mm, Jalandhar 5 mm and Amritsar 4.2 mm.