Rain continues in North, temperatures dip marginally

Last Updated 26 June 2014, 20:19 IST

Temperatures dipped marginally across north India on Thursday following light to moderate rain at several places of the region, providing relief from hot weather conditions.

Though the temperature hovered below the 40 degrees Celsius mark in the national capital following early morning rain, high level of humidity, which oscillated between 43 and 96 per cent, caused discomfort to Delhiites.

According to the MeT department, Delhi received 26.4-mm rainfall till 5.30 pm. The maximum temperature in the city settled at 38 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal. It was 38.1 degrees, on Wednesday. However, the maximum temperature recorded at the Palam observatory was 40.6 degrees Celsius.

Rain and thunderstorm continued to lash the desert state of Rajasthan, bringing temperatures further down. Jaipur recorded the state’s maximum temperature of 40.5 degrees.

Following dust storms and light showers due to ongoing western disturbances, the maximum temperature was below 40 degrees in most places including Ajmer, Pilani, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Barmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Churu and Ganganagar.

In Uttar Pradesh too, light to moderate rains accompanied by thundershowers occurred in several areas.

According to the MeT office in Lucknow, day temperatures rose in Allahabad division and changed a little in the remaining divisions of the state.

Despite rains in parts of the state, temperatures were above normal in Faizabad, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Bareilly and Moradabad divisions. The state’s maximum temperature was 42.6 degrees Celsius recorded at Etawah.

The maximum temperatures in Punjab and Haryana continued to hover close to normal levels for the fourth consecutive day. In Punjab, the Mercury fell by a few notches following light showers at many places.

In Amritsar, the maximum settled at 37.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal. Ludhiana, which received 25-mm rainfall, recorded a high of 34.6 degrees.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded a high of 36.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal.

Ambala in Haryana registered a high of 36.8 degrees and Hisar 37.5 degrees Celsius.

(Published 26 June 2014, 20:19 IST)

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