Warm humid conditions in north west
Chandigarh, July 3 (UNI) Warm humid conditions continued to prevail in the North West region, even as light showers lashed parts of mid and lower hills of Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Chandigarh during the last 24 hrs.
A report from Shimla quoting Director of the Met Office, Manmohan Sharma said that the eastern winds blowing over the Bay of Bengal were responsible for the humid conditions prevailing in the entire region.
Heavy rains were reported from several parts of Himachal last night with Kahu in Bilaspur district recording 146 mm and Amb in Una district recording 60 mm of rain. Kasol in Bilaspur district and Ghamroor in Kangra district also recorded 49 and 38 mm of rain respectively last night.
Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpur district recorded 24 mm of rain followed by 23.8 at Bhuntar, 20 mm each at Berthin in Bilaspur district and Karsog in Mandi district and 18 mm at Pandoh in Mandi district. Shimla which recorded 1.2 mm rain since last night was fairly warm at 25.5 degrees, three degrees above normal.
In the plains Chandigarh, despite recording 0.2 mm rain since last night, remained hot and humid. The maximum temperature recorded in the city was 37.2 Degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.
In Punjab, Patiala was hot at 38.6 degrees, two degrees above normal, while Ludhiana recorded a maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees, down two degrees. In Amritsar the maximum was 36.6 degrees, two degrees below normal.
In Haryana, Ambala was hot at 39.5 degrees, two degrees above normal while Karnal was warm at 36.9 degrees.
The met office has forecast widespread rain and thundershowers in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
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