Mercury drops in parts of north India; monsoon to reach Delhi, UP in 2 days | India News

NEW DELHI: Mercury dropped a few notches in parts of north India which also witnessed rainfall in some places, with the MeT Department stating that monsoon is likely to reach Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi within two days.
It predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Delhi on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Conditions are favourable for further advancement of monsoon into the remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, entire western Himalayan region, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, most parts of Punjab and some parts of Rajasthan during the subsequent 48 hours,” the IMD said.
Normally, the wind system reaches Delhi on June 27.
According to weather experts, the earlier than usual arrival of the monsoon in Delhi can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation which moved towards southwest Uttar Pradesh on June 19 and June 20, helping it to advance further.
On Tuesday, the national capital witnessed partly cloudy skies. The maximum temperature settled at 37 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, and humidity levels oscillated between 63 and 86 per cent.
With rains expected over the next three days, mercury is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius in the city.
In Haryana and Punjab, the maximum temperatures remained below normal limits. Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a high of 35.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.
Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 36.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal for this time of the year. Hisar recorded a high of 37.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal while the maximum temperature in Karnal settled at 34 degrees Celsius, three notches below average.
Narnaul registered a high of 38 degrees Celsius, which is three notches below normal. Amritsar in Punjab registered a maximum of 37.3 degrees Celsius, one notch below average. Ludhiana and Patiala also recorded below normal maximum temperatures at 36.6 and 36.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Light to moderate rainfall coupled with thundershower occurred in eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh which also witnessed heavy rain in isolated places.
According to the meteorological department, rain and thundershower is very likely at most places over the state on June 24, 25 and 26.
Heat conditions continued in parts of Rajasthan where Ganganagar was recorded as the hottest place with a maximum of 43.5 degree Celsius.
Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Churu and Jaipur recorded a maximum of 43, 42.8, 42.1 and 40.2 degrees while the day temperature in Ajmer and Kota was 39.5 and 37.3 degrees respectively.
Meanwhile, light rains also occurred at a few places in the state since Monday.
The Met Department has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in Ajmer, Udaipur, Kota, Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions in the next 24 hours.

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