Landslides due to heavy rain in Mizoram, humid in north
Landslides triggered by heavy rain on Friday cut off Champhai town in Mizoram from the rest of the country even as monsoon hit Bihar and advanced into remaining parts of Odisha.
Light rain arrested the soaring mercury in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The maximum temperature dropped by four notches in Delhi and settled at 35.2 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was recorded at 21.8, six notches below the season's average. The city gauged 24 mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm.
Heavy showers led to landslides in eastern Mizoram which cut off Champhai, a town on the Indo-Myanmar border, from the rest of the country. Officials said nine kachcha houses of a town in south Mizoram's Lunglei district were swept away by flood waters. The southwest monsoon advanced into the remaining parts of Odisha, triggering heavy rain in many areas.
A low pressure area over the northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood now lies over southwest Bangladesh, the MeT office said.
Bihar's districts of Sirmari, Bakhtiarpur, Gaunaha, Madhepura, Saharsa, Sabour, Murliganj, Parbatta, Triveniganj and Supaul welcomed monsoon in the state.