Rain lashes Manipur, Delhi

Heatstroke kills 2 in Ahmedabad which registered 42.6 degree Celsius

Rain lashes Manipur, Delhi
Rain caused floods in Manipur and brought relief to Delhi, but Odisha, Gujarat and other states sizzled, with two succumbing to heatstroke in Ahmedabad.

In Manipur, the Imphal-Dimapur highway (NH-2) near Kohima in Nagaland and the Imphal-Silchar highway (NH-37) were blocked due to landslides. Tamenglong district has been cut off from other parts of the state with no power for several weeks as transmission lines have been brought down during cloudbursts.

In Delhi, the showers followed a dust storm in the afternoon, bringing down the mercury which had recorded a maximum of 42.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday at the Safdarjung observatory while in Palam, it was 45.6 degrees Celsius. After the rains, the temperature in Delhi fell to 40.9 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 30.5 degrees Celsius.

Light showers owing to a western disturbance had hit the capital on Sunday but failed to give respite to Delhiites as the maximum temperature crossed the 45 degrees Celsius mark.

Parts of Punjab, Haryana and capital city Chandigarh also received light rain. Temperature, which fluctuated between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius at many of these places and soared over 47 degrees Celsius in Hisar on Sunday, came down on Monday. The Met department said the conditions, which occurred due to western disturbance in the region, may prevail until Tuesday.

Two persons were seriously injured after being struck by lightning on the Amritsar-Pathankot Road.

Two people were killed due to heatstroke in Ahmedabad, which registered 42.6 degrees Celsius. Temperature across the major urban centres in Gujarat remained above 40 degrees Celsius.

However, others states like Odisha and Gujarat continued to reel under heat. Titlagarh and Bolangir in Odisha scorched at 46 degrees Celsius. Phalodi in Rajasthan registered 45.5 degrees Celsius followed by Jaisalmer at 45.2 degrees Celsius.

Other places which experienced heatwave were Nagpur (45.4 degrees C), Gwalior (45.1), Machilipatnam (42.6), Hyderabad (42) and Bhopal (42.5).

The toll in the heatwave in Ahmedabad went up to 12 this year. As many as 12 new cases of heatstroke were registered by various local hospitals in Ahmedabad on Monday, with total heatstroke cases this season at 80.

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