Pleasant weather continues as rains lash north India

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 15 2014, 01:50am hrs
WeatherMercury had yesterday settled at a pleasant 36.4 degrees Celsius following overnight rains.
People across north India experienced yet another pleasant day today as moderate to heavy rains lashed most parts of the region confining temperature below normal levels.

In the national capital, the maximum temperature settled at 37.1 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal. Delhiites woke up to light showers and partly cloudy skies, with more rains lashing the city later in the day.

According to the MeT Department, Delhi received 1.3-mm rainfall in the 24 hours till 8:30 AM, while the rain gauge measured 2.6-mm of rain between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.

However, as rains lashed the city, humidity levels soared to between 55 and 83 per cent during the day, causing some discomfort to Delhiites.

Mercury had yesterday settled at a pleasant 36.4 degrees Celsius following overnight rains, which came as a relief for Delhiites who were reeling under hot and dry conditions with temperatures soaring above 45 degree Celsius last week.

Light to moderate rains and thundershowers also occurred at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, bringing respite from the heatwave conditions.

According to the Lucknow MeT office, Kanpur, Ankinghat, Kannauj, Etawah, Fatehgarh, Banda and Meerut received 1-cm rainfall each. Following rain, day temperatures fell markedly in Bareilly, Moradabad, Agra and Meerut divisions.

The state's maximum temperature was 45 degrees Celsius recorded at Orai.

The heatwave conditions also eased in Punjab and Haryana following rains accompanied by thunderstorms in several parts of the region in the past 24 hours.

Maximum temperatures hovered around 40 degrees Celsius at most places, though high humidity caused some discomfort.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh had a high of 37.8 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal. The city recorded rainfall of 34.3-mm in the past 24 hours.

Amritsar had a maximum at 41.4 degrees Celsius. In Haryana, Ambala recorded a maximum of 37.5 degrees and it received rainfall of 24.7-mm.

After a gap of several days, mercury had yesterday dropped to below 40 degrees Celsius level at various places in Punjab and Haryana following rains.

The MeT office in Chandigarh has predicted light to moderate rains or thundershowers at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana in the next 24 hours.