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
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
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
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
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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