Slight respite from heatwave

Slight respite from heatwave

There was some respite from the gruelling heat in Odisha, which was reeling under high temperature over the past few days, while rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh kept the mercury near-normal in the northern plains.

In the national capital, mainly clear skies prevailed and the maximum and the minimum temperatures settled within normal levels. Some parts of Delhi received scattered rain till 8.30 am.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 37.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, while the minimum settled at 23.1 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal level. However, the Met office has forecast overcast conditions for Tuesday.

Wintry conditions were witnessed in Himachal Pradesh’s tribal and hilly areas following fresh snowfall and rain, while landslide blocked the national highway in Kinnaur district.

Keylong received 10 cm of snowfall on Sunday, while the Rohtang Pass 20 cm, hampering road-clearing operations on the Manali-Keylong-Leh National Highway.

The night temperatures dipped to minus 0.1 degrees Celsius and 0.6 degrees Celsius in Keylong and Kalpa.
Manali and Bhuntar shivered at 3.0 degrees Celsius and 8.2 degrees Celsius, three to four notches below normal.

The temperature at Balangir, which remained the hottest town in Odisha, fell to 42.5 degrees Celsius during the day compared to Sunday’s 44.3 degrees Celsius.

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