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Toll rises in Meghalaya landslide, temp dips in parts of north

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two bodies buried in a landslide in were unearthed today, raising the death toll in the rain-hit northeastern state to five, while temperatures dipped in many parts of the north, giving the people a respite from the heat.

Delhiites witnessed a pleasant day with low mercury levels and cloudy skies in some parts of the city.


The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, while the maximum settled at 35.6 degree Celsius, four degrees below the season's average, the department said.

No rains were reported from anywhere in the city till the evening, while humidity levels oscillated between 82 and 51 per cent.

In Meghalaya, the death toll rose to five with the recovery of two more bodies in Ri-Bhoi district today, while a child was killed in a separate landslide in the state.

While three persons were killed in the landslide at Umiam industrial area yesterday, bodies of two missing women were found this afternoon, SP Ramesh Singh said.

In another landslide at Mawjrong in East Khasi Hills district one child was killed yesterday, a delayed report said.

The maximum temperature hovered below normal limits in parts of Punjab and Haryana.

Chandigarh registered a maximum temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius, a department official said.

Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 38.8 degrees Celsius, while Hisar's maximum settled at 37.5 degrees Celsius.

Karnal registered a high of 36.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal. Narnaul recorded a high of 35.5 degrees Celsius, down by six degrees.

Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

Ludhiana registered a high of 38.1 degrees Celsius while Patiala's maximum settled at 39.2 degrees Celsius.

In Rajasthan, the maximum temperature rose by 1 to 2 degrees at most places amid rainfall recorded at a few places.

Sriganganagar, Alwar, Churu, Hanumangarh each recorded 3 cm rainfall followed by 2 cm rainfall in Sikar, Alwar and Hanumangarh.

Kota was hottest in the state with a maximum temperature 41.9 degrees Celsius followed by 41.2 in Barmer, 40.6 in Jaisalmer, 40.5 Bikaner, 40 in Churu, 39.5 in Jodhpur, 39.2 in Jaipur, 37.8 in Ganganagar, 37.6 in Ajmer, 37.1 in Pilani and 36.6 in Dabok.

Dry weather conditions prevailed in Bihar with Gaya sizzling at 41.7 degrees Celsius, followed by Patna with 40.2 degrees Celsius, Bhagalpur with 40 degrees Celsius and Purnea with 37.7 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has predicted heavy rain at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, parts of West Bengal and Sikkim, Goa.

According to the department, thunder squalls are likely to occur in east Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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