Hot, humid conditions prevail in north India

Weather remained hot and humid across north India today though day temperatures dipped marginally in many areas due to western disturbances.

Hot, humid conditions prevail in north India
NEW DELHI: Weather remained hot and humid across north India today though day temperatures dipped marginally in many areas due to western disturbances.

In the national capital, the mercury dropped by a degree from yesterday and settled at 38.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.

The minimum temperature was recorded two notches above the season's average at 25.4 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said, adding the humidity in air oscillated between 65 and 18 per cent.

There was slight respite from the heat wave conditions in Rajasthan, though the maximum temperatures in Jalore and Bundi settled at 43 degrees Celsius.

Mercury dipped by one to three degrees this afternoon in most areas of the state including Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Churu where the maximum temperature varied between 40 and 42.6 degrees Celsius.

In state capital Jaipur, day temperature dropped from yesterday's 41.8 to 40.6 degrees Celsius.
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In Punjab and Haryana, day temperatures hovered above normal levels. In several areas of Haryana the mercury settled near 40 degrees Celsius. Ambala recorded a maximum of 36.7 degrees while Bhiwani's high settled at 38 degrees Celsius.

Hisar and Narnaul's maximums settled at 38.2 and 37.5 degrees, respectively. Residents of Chandigarh, which recorded a high of 36.6 degrees, sweated it out under a blazing sun.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 36.5 degrees. Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximums of 36.1 and 37.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.
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