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Heavy rains in western India

Heavy rains in western IndiaHeavy rains lashed Mumbai and Konkan region of Maharashtra while the monsoon further advanced into Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, even as northern India remained sultry today.

Heavy downpours were also reported from Assam, where the flood situation remained unchanged with more than one lakh people affected in eight districts as five rivers flowed above the danger level.

Sultry Weather Conditions Prevailed in Delhi, with the maximum temperature settling at 39.4 Degrees Celsius and the minimum at 30.5 degrees Celsius, both above season’s average.

The humidity level oscillated between 75 and 50 per cent.

Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water logging in several low-lying areas, resulting in slow movement of peak hour rail and vehicular traffic.

Mumbai and Konkan regions of Maharashtra experienced heavy showers in the past 24 hours as south-west monsoon intensified in the state.

However, Central Maharashtra is still awaiting rains.

In Mumbai, the Colaba observatory recorded 66.8 mm rainfall, while the one at Santacruz recorded 39 mm rains ( since yesterday), an IMD official said.

In Assam, heavy rains led to water logging in many areas of Guwahati.

Altogether 1,380 hectare crop land have been submerged by the deluge with the worst hit being Lakhimpur district.

Rivers Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district, Barak in Cachar district, Badarpurghat and Kushiara in Karimganj district and Katakhal in Hailakandi district were flowing above the danger level.

The south-west monsoon also marked its arrival in parts of Rajasthan, with Dabok and Barmer districts getting good spell of rains providing respite from the scorching heat.

Dabok, Barmer, Churu, Sawaimadhopur, Chittorgarh and Jaipur recorded 53.8, 45.8, 21.6, 21, 16 and 12.2 mm rains, respectively, till this morning since yesterday.

Sultry weather conditions continued to prevail in most parts of Haryana and Punjab, with Chandigarh recording a maximum temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius.

Hot and humid weather conditions prevailed in major parts of Bihar, as Gaya was recorded as the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 37.9 degrees Celsius.

Gaya was followed by Bhagalpur (37.7), Patna (36.7) and Purnea (36).

Light rainfall occurred at one or two places in south- eastern parts of the state with Bhagalpur and Purnea registering a trace and 0.1 mm of rainfall.

In Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur recorded a maximum temperature of 39.6 degrees Celsius, while Lucknow, Allahabad and Bareiily registered a high of 38.7, 39.7 and 39.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The minimum temperature in Kanpur was 29.8 degrees, in Lucknow it was 29.2 degrees Celsius, and 31 and 29.8 degrees Celsius in Allahabad and Bareilly, respectively.

Source: PTI

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