Rain brings relief to north India, Odisha continues to sizzle
Light to moderate rainfall and overcast conditions in parts of the north India gave some relief to the people from the scorching sun today even though Odisha continued to sizzle in the intense summer heat.
The highest maximum temperature recorded in the plains was 46.8 degrees Celsius at Chandrapur in Maharashtra.
Delhi had overcast conditions which led to a drop in mercury. The Safdarjung observatory registered a maximum temperature of 37.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
The minimum temperature rose to settle at 28.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal, an official said.
There were light to moderate rains and thundershowers at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh.
Allahabad was the hottest place in the state at 46.3 degrees Celsius, MeT officials said.
Rainfall was recorded in Dhaurahra, Nanpara, Kheri, Nighashan and Aligarh of the state. Temperature appreciably fell in Bareilly and was above normal in Allahabad, Moradabad, Kanpur, Jhansi and Meerut. The maximum temperatures also dropped few notches below normal limits across Punjab and Haryana. A few places in Punjab including Bathinda and Pathankot received light rains.
Ambala recorded a high of 37.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal limits, Hisar 38 degrees Celsius, which was four notches below normal, Karnal's maximum settled at 37 degrees Celsius, down by two notches.
Patiala recorded a high of 37.6 degrees Celsius, one below normal limits, Amritsar 35.3, four notches below normal limits while Ludhiana registered a high of 36.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal. Chandigarh, common capital of the two states, recorded a high of 37 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal limits. In Rajasthan, temperature plummeted by 1 to 4 degrees Celsius at most places in the state while moderate to light rains were witnessed in Bikaner and Jodhpur divisions.
Few places in Ajmer and Jaipur received light rains. Till 8.30 am, 2 cm rain each in Malsisar, Nokha, Pilani and Churu was received whereas Sriganganagar, Ramgarh and Jodhpur registered 1 cm rains each.