New Delhi, Jun 18 (PTI) Two bodies buried in a landslide

in Meghalaya were unearthed today, raising the death toll in

the rain-hit northeastern state to five, while temperatures

dipped in many parts of the north, giving the people a respite

from the heat.

Delhiites witnessed a pleasant day with low mercury

levels and cloudy skies in some parts of the city.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees

Celsius, one notch below the season’s average, while the

maximum settled at 35.6 degree Celsius, four degrees below the

season’s average, the MeT department said.

No rains were reported from anywhere in the city till the

evening, while humidity levels oscillated between 82 and 51

per cent.

In Meghalaya, the death toll rose to five with the

recovery of two more bodies in Ri-Bhoi district today, while a

child was killed in a separate landslide in the state.

While three persons were killed in the landslide at Umiam

industrial area yesterday, bodies of two missing women were

found this afternoon, SP Ramesh Singh said.

In another landslide at Mawjrong in East Khasi Hills

district one child was killed yesterday, a delayed report

said.

The maximum temperature hovered below normal limits in

parts of Punjab and Haryana.

Chandigarh registered a maximum temperature of 37.8

degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said.

Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 38.8 degrees

Celsius, while Hisar’s maximum settled at 37.5 degrees

Celsius.

Karnal registered a high of 36.5 degrees Celsius, one

notch below normal. Narnaul recorded a high of 35.5 degrees

Celsius, down by six degrees.

Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4 degrees

Celsius, four notches below normal.

Ludhiana registered a high of 38.1 degrees Celsius while

Patiala’s maximum settled at 39.2 degrees Celsius.

In Rajasthan, the maximum temperature rose by 1 to 2

degrees at most places amid rainfall recorded at a few places.

Sriganganagar, Alwar, Churu, Hanumangarh each recorded 3

cm rainfall followed by 2 cm rainfall in Sikar, Alwar and

Hanumangarh.

Kota was hottest in the state with a maximum temperature

41.9 degrees Celsius followed by 41.2 in Barmer, 40.6 in

Jaisalmer, 40.5 Bikaner, 40 in Churu, 39.5 in Jodhpur, 39.2 in

Jaipur, 37.8 in Ganganagar, 37.6 in Ajmer, 37.1 in Pilani and

36.6 in Dabok.

Dry weather conditions prevailed in Bihar with Gaya

sizzling at 41.7 degrees Celsius, followed by Patna with 40.2

degrees Celsius, Bhagalpur with 40 degrees Celsius and Purnea

with 37.7 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has predicted heavy rain at isolated

places in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, parts of West

Bengal and Sikkim, Goa.

According to the MeT department, thunder squalls are

likely to occur in east Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana,

Chandigarh, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.

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