Humid conditions prevail in north-west region

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Chandigarh, Aug 9 (UNI) Hot and humid weather conditions prevailed in many areas of North-west India even as widespread rain lashed the region overnight.

Monsoon remained active in Punjab and Haryana where the temperatures hovered below normal despite a sunny weather.

Several areas in Punjab experienced moderate to heavy rain with Dera Bassi, near here, and Faridkot towns recording rainfall of 80.2 mm each, followed by Patiala registering 53.4 mm and Jalalabad 30 mm downpour till 0830 hrs.

Patti recorded 26.3 mm, Moga 20.6 mm, Hoshiarpur and Muktsar 19.0 mm each, Balachour 13.4 and Phillaur 18.0 mm of rain. Balachour, Ropar, Anandpur Sahib, Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Ferozepur areas also exprienced rain.

Monsoon remained active in Haryana and heavy rain lashed Ambala which was the wettest place in the state, recording 66.0 mm till this morning. Gurgaon measured 32.0 mm, Sirsa 41 mm, Jhajjar 27 mm, Kurukshetra 26 mm, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Karnal 25 mm each, Panchkula 20 mm and Rohtak 15 mm. Many areas in Yamunanagar, Faridabad, Narnaul and Sonepat districts also had rainfall.

Several areas in Himachal Pradesh, including Sundernagar, Rampur, Suni, Kassol, Kahu, Guler, Gamroor, Solan, Una and Bharthin also experienced moderate rainfall, causing fresh landslides especially in interior areas of the state.

Dharamsala, headquarters of Kangra district, was the wettest place in Himachal Pradesh, recording 54.6 mm rain till this morning while Bhuntar in Kullu district registered 40.5 mm donwpour.

Rain lashed Shimla and tourist resorts of Wildflower Hall, Kufri, Naldehra and Narkanda last night. The capital town recorded 8.0 mm rainfall till this morning.

Intermittent rain pounded Chandigarh and its adjoining areas where hot and humid weather conditions prevailed. The city recorded 28.8 mm rainfall till 0830 hrs.

The Met office predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours.

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