Rains drench north; 1 killed in downpour in Maharashtra

Rains drench north; 1 killed in downpour in Maharashtra

Rains drench north; 1 killed in downpour in Maharashtra

 Rains brought the temperature down by several notches in north India and led to a rise in water levels in major rivers of Uttar Pradesh while a person was killed in Maharashtra's Thane district when a wall collapsed due to torrential downpour.

In Delhi, high humidity, which shot up to 98 per cent, caused discomfort to the residents even as cloudy conditions prevailed after overnight rains. The city received 13.4 mm of rainfall and the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 35.3 and 25 degrees Celsius.
The other three metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded the maximum temperature at 34.7, 32.5 and 29.5 degree Celsius.

In Maharashtra, 75-year-old Ismail Jyotiba Kamble was killed when a wall collapsed on him in a chawl in Thane district due to heavy rains. "Kamble was buried under rubble after the wall of his house in a chawl came crashing down," Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said.

The weatherman said Goa is expected to witness incessant rains till July 1 as the southwest monsoon is "very active" over the state.

The state has witnessed 17 per cent excess rainfall compared to the annual average for this month, ramping up the total seasonal rainfall to 37 inches, Indian Meteorological Observatory said.

Coastal Odisha and interior parts of the state witnessed heavy rains in the last 24 hours. Heavy monsoon showers are likely to hit south coastal Odisha due to a low pressure area over the west-central part of the state.

Parts of Uttar Pradesh received moderate to heavy rainfall with the water level rising in the major rivers of the state.

Heavy rainfal occurred at isolated places over western UP. Budhana, Jansath, Garoyha received 7 cm of rains followed by Hapur, Kaimganj 4 cm each, Jasrana, Atrauli, Rath, Meerut, Muzaffernagar 2 cm each and Jalaun, Kairana and Aligarh 1 cm each.

The water level in the Ganga is on the rise in Kannauj, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Ballia while the Yamuna is rising in Mohna, Auraiya and Naini (Allahabad) and the Sharda is flowing at the danger mark in Palliakalan (Kheri), a Central Water Commission report said.

Rajasthan witnessed light to moderate rains over the last 24 hours that brought down the maximum temperature by several notches.

Rains in Punjab and Haryana brought relief to the residents reeling under humid conditions. In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Karnal received 11.1 mm, 0.2 mm and 8.8 mm of rains, respectively. In Punjab, Ludhiana gauged 70.2 mm and Patiala 18.5 mm of rainfall.

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