In the national capital, temperature continued to hover close to 35 degree Celsius for the second day running today as partly cloudy sky and light showers in the evening kept mercury in check.
The national capital received 0.7 mm rain between 8:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening. According to the Meteorological department, maximum temperature was registered at 35.3 deg C today which was four notches below the normal level. Minimum temperature was recorded at 25 deg C which was normal for this part of the year.
Humidity level oscillated between 41 and 68 per cent. The Met has forecast similar weather for tomorrow with possibility of rain and thunderstorms. Light to moderate rains lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana leading to a drop in temperature in the two states.
Chandigarh, which was lashed by rains, recorded a maximum of 32 deg C, seven notches below the normal level, a local MeT department report said.
Ambala, which also got rains, witnessed a sharp drop in temperature and the maximum was recorded at 29.8 deg C, eight notches below normal. Hisar and Bhiwani recorded identical highs of 34.8 deg C each. Amritsar, which received light rains, registered a high of 34.3 deg C, four degrees below normal.
However, Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under scorching heat wave today. Allahabad recorded a maximum of 43.5 deg C, Lucknow 42.5 deg C and Varanasi sizzled at 42.5 deg C. Basti was hottest in the state recording maximum temperature at 44.0 deg C.
Parts of Rajasthan also received light to moderate rains which brought down the day temperatures. Kota was the hottest place in the state with a maximum of 40.1 deg C. Barmer, Chittogarh and Jaisalmer recorded 38.8, 38.6 and 37.1 deg C respectively.