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10 killed in lightning strike incidents in WB; heat wave conditions prevail in north India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in incidents of in with heavy rains triggering floods in Mizoram, even as heat wave conditions prevailed in

The Meteorological (MeT) department has forecast light to moderate rains in some parts of

In West Bengal, four persons were killed in lightning strikes in district, three in district, while one death each was reported from West Midnapore, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts, officials said.

Heavy rains triggered flood in Lunglei and Aizawl district of Over 1,000 people were evacuated to safer places in the two districts due to the flood. State School Education department declared holidays for today and tomorrow for all schools due to heavy downpour, officials said.

Scattered rains occurred at isolated places in the mid and higher hills of The MeT has forecast rains or thundershowers at isolated places in the mid hills over the next six days, rains or thundershowers in the lower hills and rains or snow in the higher hills from June 15.

Heat wave conditions continued unabated in most parts of and Haryana, with and sizzling at 42.8 degrees Celsius, making these as the hottest places in the region. The MeT has forecast light to moderate rains at isolated places in the region after two days.

In the national capital, hot and humid conditions continued to prevail with the mercury settling at 41.7 degrees Celsius, even as the weatherman forecast dusty towards the night.

Heat wave conditions have abated in parts of where pre-showers brought down day temperatures by a few degrees.

The highest temperature was recorded at 43.8 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer followed by Sriganganagar, which registered a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius.

The is likely to remain dry in Uttar Pradesh, with registering as the hottest place in the state at 44.8 degrees Celsius. The MeT forecast rains or thunderstorm are very likely at isolated places over the eastern parts of UP on June 14.

In Jammu, the weatherman has forecast dry for the next three days, indicating rise in the temperatures across the region. The city recorded a high of 39.6 degrees Celsius.

SquallywindsverylikelyalongandoffGoa, Karnataka, Kerala,Tamil Nadu,Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and coasts.Sea condition is likely to remain rough to veryroughovertheseareas.Fishermenareadvisednottoventureintotheseareas, the (IMD) said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:15 IST