North India in grip of heatwave
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, June 30: There was no respite for people in north India from heat today with mercury settling above normal at most parts of the region and high humidity adding to the woes.
A man died of sunstroke in Ambala in Haryana where temperature hovered above normal to settle at 38.3 C. Hissar was hottest in the region at 42.7 C followed by Chandigarh at 38 degrees, three notches above normal.
In the capital, high humidity, oscillating between 66 and 34 per cent, made life difficult for citizens. Hot conditions prevailed in the city as the maximum settled at 41 degree Celsius despite showers in the afternoon. The minimum climbed to 31.6 C from 29.2 C the previous day.
The Met Office said the south-west monsoon has reached only up to central and east India and its further progress has been stalled due to non-formation of monsoon low pressure areas/monsoon depressions over Bay of Bengal.
Rajasthan remained in the grip of heatwave as Churu sizzled at 43.2 C followed by Jaipur at 42 degrees. Though many places in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts received rains of up to 8 mm, it did not had any effect on the hot conditions prevailing in the desert state.
Himachal Pradesh too experienced warm weather with the night temperature showing a rising trend. Una recorded a minimum of 24.9 C followed by Sundernagar 21.6 C and Shimla 19.4 C respectively, all settling at three to five degrees above normal.
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