Pre-monsoon showers lash many states

Temperatures decline marginally

Pre-monsoon showers lash many states

Pre-monsoon showers in many parts of the country kept maximum temperatures within normal limits even as Banda in Uttar Pradesh sizzled at 42.2 degrees Celsius.

Delhi experienced a relatively pleasant day on Friday with the maximum temperature being recorded at 37.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum  was 26.4 degrees Celsius.

The humidity level oscillated between 80 and 35%.

Two days after rain lashed several places in Punjab and Haryana, maximum temperatures hovered below the normal in most parts of both the states.

In Haryana, Ambala and Hisar’s maximum were 36 degrees Celsius and 39.7 degrees Celsius respectively, both three notches below their normal.

Amritsar in Punjab recorded a high of 36.8 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum temperatures of 36 degrees Celsius and 37.4 degrees Celsius respectively. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh even as day temperatures rose in many parts of the state, with Banda being the hottest at 42.2 degrees Celsius.

Maharajganj received 2 cm rain while Aligarh and Aurraiya received 1 cm rainfall each.

Pre-monsoon showers also lashed many parts of Rajasthan with Banswara recording a maximum rainfall of 11 cm, followed by Ajmer which received 4 cm rain till this Friday morning. Several places in Rajsamand, Bundi, Dungapur, Pali, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur districts received 3 cm rain.

Barmer was the hottest place in the state with a maximum of 41.6 degrees Celsius, while Churu, Sriganganagar and Pilani recorded 41 degrees Celsius, 39.8 degrees Celsius and 39.1 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Odisha, rains triggered by a low pressure brought considerable respite from the long spell of heat across the state, where sunstroke has claimed 17 lives this summer.

The mercury remained below the 40-degree mark all over the state during the day barring Titlagarh in western Odisha which recorded a maximum temperature of 40.5 degrees Celsius.

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