The conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of S-W Monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, remaining parts of West Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and most parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and East Rajasthan during next three-four days, the IMD said.
In the national capital, mercury remained below the 40-degree mark due to intermittent rains. The Safdarjung observatory recorded a maximum of 39.9 degrees Celsius, and a rainfall of 0.4 mm till 8.30 am.
In Rajasthan, light to moderate pre-monsoon rains with thunderstorm occurred in several parts with Rashmisar in Chittorgarh district receiving maximum of 7 cm precipitation followed by Lunkaransar (6 cm) in Bikaner in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am today.
Several other places including Tatgarh in Ajmer and Abu Road in Sirohi recorded 3-5 cm rainfall during the period. Weather remained mainly dry in other parts. Churu was the hottest place in the state at 44.7 degrees Celsius.
Parts of Uttar Pradesh received moderate to heavy rains leading to a rise in the water levels in major rivers.
While river Ganga is rising in Dalmau (Raebareli), Yamuna is rising in Kalpi, Hamirpur, Banda, Allahabad, Gomti is rising at Neemsar, and Sharda is flowing just below danger mark in Palliakalan (Kheri). Similarly, Ghagra river is rising in Elgin Bridge (Barbanki), Ballia and Ayodhya (Faizabad).
According to a Central Water Commission (CWC) report, Kannauj recorded a rainfall of 2.4 mm, Fafamau (Allahabad) 24.2 mm, Chhatnag 18 mm, Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) 18.8 mm. In Punjab and Haryana, the maximum temperatures remained near normal levels in most parts.
In West Bengal, heavy rain lashed three districts of sub-Himalayan region with the weatherman forecasting more such downpour in the region, while a few areas in gangetic region received one or two spells of rain.
Cooch Behar received 153 mm rainfall since yesterday, the highest in the state, the Met department said.
It has forecast heavy rains for the sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri in the next one day.
Bihar, where lightning claimed nearly 60 lives in the past few days, received very little rain since yesterday.
At capital Patna, where the maximum temperature was 35.4 degrees Celsius, no rainfall was recorded. Gaya recorded 0.6 mm of rainfall with a maximum temperature of 37.1 degrees Celsius.
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