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Low monsoon activity; sultry conditions to prevail in North India

delhi Updated: Jul 04, 2011 20:59 IST

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Weather remained mostly dry across North India today with the maximum temperature settling below normal at most places but soaring humidity made life sweaty for people including those in the national capital.

Barring a few isolated areas for which the Met has predicted light to moderate rainfall over the next two days, the spell of dry weather is expected to continue. Humidity at most places was high, resulting in sultry conditions.

Rains eluded the capital for another day as humidity and temperature at above-normal-level made life a bit difficult. The Weatherman, however said, monsoon could be revived in the city with increase in rainfall activity over central and adjoining west and northwest India during the next 24 hours.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 37.7 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal while the minimum was at 28 degree Celsius, one degree above normal. Yesterday, the maximum was 38.5 degree Celsius and minimum 28.2 degrees. Humidity was recorded between 44 per cent and 75 per cent in the region. In Punjab and Haryana, the maximum hovered between two degrees celsius above normal to three notches below normal and little rainfall activity was recorded.

While Rohtak was the hottest in the region with a high of 38.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, capital Chandigarh recorded a comfortable 34 degrees, two notches below normal. Meanwhile in the eastern region, two persons have died and an alert sounded in Bihar as the overall flood situation aggravated in Gopalganj, Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts with rivers maintaining rising trends.