A weak monsoon with scattered rains could not bring much relief to people at many places in north India where high humidity persisted, even as fresh showers worsened the flood situation in parts of Punjab and Haryana and caused a surge in UP rivers.
The maximum temperature in Punjab and Haryana where many areas are battling floods with fresh rains shot up by upto three degrees above normal with humidity levels hovering around 85 per cent making things worse for the people in the region.
Hisar in Haryana had a high of 41.3 degrees Celsius, which was three notches above normal followed by 39.4 degrees Celsius at Rohtak, also three degrees celsius above normal, Met office said in New Delhi.
While Amritsar settled at a high of 38.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, the maximum temperature at Narnaul was 38.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal.
Though brief spells of monsoon rain in Delhi after a gap of two days kept the mercury on the lower side, high humidity levels which oscillated between 90 to 60 per cent robbed residents of the comforts of a pleasant weather.
The rain gauges in the national capital measured 9.2 mm of rainfall between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
The Met department said maximum temparature on Sunday was recorded at 36 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 28 degrees. The maximum was two notches below normal while the minimum was one degree above the normal temparature for this time of the year.
The day temperatures showed marginal rise in Himachal Pradesh with a weak monsoon and scattered rains at places.
Shimla recorded a high of 26.2 degree against 24.8 degree yesterday while Una remained hottest in the state with a high of 37.2 degree against 35.2 degree Celsius on Saturday.
Shimla and Dharamsala had 4.2 mm of rains while Hamirpur was the wettest in the region with 22 mm rains followed by Berthin 15 mm, Kasol and Nadaun 11 mm each and Jhandutta and Baldwara 9 mm each.
Nearly two-third of Rajasthan's 33 districts have received scanty or deficit rains till now.
In the last 24 hours, light to moderate rains occurred in Tonk, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli, Sawaimadhopur, Alwar, Dausa, and Baran districts. The rainfall varied between 10 mm to 60 mm.
Major rivers including the Ganga and Yamuna continued to swell in several districts of Uttar Pradesh with heavy rains occuring in some parts since last evening.