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Rains in western & eastern region, heat prevails in north India

twitter-logoPTI | June 26, 2019 | Updated 21:50 IST

New Delhi, Jun 26 (PTI) Rainfall occurred at many places in the western and eastern parts of the country, while there was no relief from the scorching heat in most of the northern region on Wednesday. With the onset of monsoon in Gujarat on Tuesday, some parts of Saurashtra and the southern part of the state witnessed heavy rainfall. Several other districts also received rainfall, the emergency operation centre said. The wait for widespread rains seems to be getting longer in Mumbai. Only light showers were witnessed in the morning in areas like Andheri and Santacruz, a day after onset of the south-west monsoon was announced in Maharashtra, an IMD official said. Goa also received heavy rainfall at isolated places. Rainfall occurred at most of the places in West Bengal and Sikkim. There were thunderstorms at isolated places in the Northeast and the southern part of the country Delhi recorded a temperature of 41 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, as rains continued to play truant. The weather department has forecast similar conditions for another two-three days and rains are likely after Sunday. Parts of western Rajasthan were lashed by light to moderate rain, bringing respite from the scorching heatwave. Bikaner recorded the highest maximum temperature at 43.5 degrees Celsius, a meteorological department official said. Uttar Pradesh will likely receive rainfall at isolated places on Thursday. Hot and humid weather prevailed in Lucknow, with a maximum temperature of 39.1 degrees Celsius, four degrees above the normal, the Met office said. Allahabad was the hottest place in the state, with the mercury soaring to 42.3 degrees Celsius, six degrees above the normal. Heatwave conditions prevailed in Jammu as the mercury soared to 41.6 degrees Celsius, nearly 4 notches above normal. Srinagar, on the other hand, continued to witness a pleasant weather at a high of 28.4 degrees and a low of 12.5 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 38.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal. Amritsar in Punjab recorded a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal. The maximum temperature in Ambala and Hisar was 40.2 degrees and 40.5 degrees, respectively. In Himachal Pradesh, the maximum temperatures have increased by two-three notches as the weather remained mainly dry. Una continued to be the hottest place in the state with a high of 39.4 degrees Celsius, while Shimla recorded a maximum of 26.3 degrees. PTI TEAM HMB

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