Rains lash parts of N India; humid conditions in Delhi, Punjab

The maximum temperature settled at 38.6 degree Celsius in the national capital which recorded a minimum of 29.8 degree Celsius. The humidity ranged between 74 per cent and 50 per cent, making it a very humid day.

In Uttar Pradesh, a man was killed when a wall collapsed due to rains in Kannauj, while another died in a similar incident in Hathras.

According to a Central Water commission report, rainfall of 40.6 mm was received in Raebareli, 11.6 mm in Kannauj and 7.2 mm in Shahjahanpur. Water levels in major rivers like Ganga, Ghagra and Gomti continued to rise but all were below the danger mark, it said.

Rains continued in parts of Rajasthan where Kota and Chittorgarh recorded 27.2 mm and 9.5 mm rainfall till evening.

The desert state also witnessed dip in temperatures by a few degrees with Sriganganagar recording a maximum of 42.9 degree Celsius followed by Jaisalmer at 42.1 degrees. Other places recorded day temperature in the range of 41.1 and 32.6 deg C respectively.

Most parts of Punjab and Haryana were gripped by hot and humid conditions with mercury settling up to two degree Celsius above normal at some places in the region.
Hisar in Haryana settled at a high of 41.7 deg C, two notches above normal. Among other places in the twin states, Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius, two notches above normal followed by 38.4 deg C at Ludhiana. Chandigarh had a high of 37.6 deg C, one notch above normal.

The mercury rose marginally and stayed close to normal in Himachal Pradesh as foggy conditions prevailed in the mid hills and intermittent showers lashed the capital Shimla.
Paonta Sahib was the hottest place in the hill state with a high of 41 deg C, while Una recorded a maximum of 38.0 deg C, followed by Bhuntar (35 deg C), Sundernagar and Mandi (34 deg C), and Dharamshala (32.6 degree).

The maximum temperature remained steady at 25.5 deg C in Shimla which was lashed by showers this evening. Jubbarhatti was the wettest in the region with 26 mm rains.

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