Temperature soars in northwest, snowfall in HP

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New Delhi, May 16 (UNI) Hot weather conditions prevailed in northwest region while widespread rains lashed the lower areas of Himachal Pradesh and higher areas of the tribal districts of the state experienced mild intermittent snowfall for the last 24 hours.

In Punjab, the maximum rose at Amritsar and Patiala recording 41.8 degrees and 41.6 degrees celsius respectively.

In Haryana, Hissar turned out to be the hottest place in the state, registering the maximum at 42.9, Ambala 40.1 and Karnal 40.0 degrees Celsius.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana witnessed rise in mercury as the city recorded the maximum at 40.2 degrees Celsius.

In Himachal Pradesh, where rain lashed some areas, the mercury fell at Bhuntar, Dharamsala and Kalpa while soaring at Una, Sundernagar and Shimla.

The maximum at Bhuntar in Kullu disrict was 29.0, Sundernagar in Mandi district 34.2, and Kalpa Kinnaur district 21.9 degrees Celsius.

The capital town of Shimla, which was also lashed by rainfall, recorded a high of 25.5 degrees Celsius.

The Kashmir valley witnessed second hottest day and night of this summer yesterday, after witnessing strong winds and rain last evening. The maximum and minimum temperature was recorded at 29 and 14 degrees Celsius.

Mainly dry weather has prevailed in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gujarat state, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karataka.

Hot day conditions prevailed in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, coastal and Karnataka, some parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Orissa, coastal Saurashtra, south Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Rayalaseema.

They were appreciably to markedly below normal in some parts of Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat region, north Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha. They were normal over the rest of the country.

Rain or thundershowers have occurred at many places in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They have also occurred at a few places in Orissa and Jharkhand, and at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Kerala.

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