North reels under heat as Churu boils at 45 degree

North reels under heat as Churu boils at 45 degree

Pre-monsoon showers bring relief to Delhi

North reels under heat as Churu boils at 45 degree

Several parts of north India continued to reel under hot and humid weather on Thursday with Churu in Rajasthan sizzling at 44.8 degrees Celsius.

On the other hand, pre-monsoon showers drenched Delhi bringing much-needed respite from the heat in the national capital.

In Rajasthan, after Churu, the maximum temperature remained on the upper side with Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Pilani, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer recording 43.3, 42.2, 42.1, 41.2, 40.9 and 40.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

Delhi posted a maximum of 39.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average while the minimum temperature settled at 30.6 degrees Celsius, also three notches above normal, a MeT department official here, said.

“These were pre-monsoon showers. Monsoon showers are likely to hit the city in the next 48 to 72 hours,” the official said.

The humidity level oscillated between 45 and 79%. The weatherman has forecast overcast conditions along with the possibility of rain for Friday.

In West Bengal, Burdwan was the hottest at 35.9 degrees Celsius followed by Bankura, Sriniketan, Asansol and Kolkata at 35.9, 35.7, 34.3 and 34.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri experienced rainfall of 16.8 mm and 6.2 mm respectively even though most places experience very humid conditions.

In Bihar too, weather remained hot and humid with the MeT department forecasting generally cloudy skies with possibility of rains or thunder or dust storm on Friday in the capital and other parts of the state.

Heavy rain lashed the eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai creating traffic snarls in several places. However, there was no impact on the rail traffic. Heavy  rain was reported from the far western suburbs of Mira Road, Bhayender, Vasai-Virar belt, while on the central suburbs Thane city, Mulund, Kalva were hit by heavy rains. Weathermen had forecast heavy rain for Friday.

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