Heavy rain lashes parts of north India, relief for Delhiites from heat

Even though Delhiites woke up to a hot and humid morning today with the minimum temperature settling at 30.5 degrees Celsius, the city received its pre-monsoon shower bringing relief from the intense heat wave.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2016 2:12 pm
weather, delhi rain, chandigarh rain, dehradun rain, uttarkahand rain, heavy rain, delhi weather, india news, latest news Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand also received heavy rainfall on Monday morning. (ANI photo)

Pre-monsoon showers brought a much needed relief to people from intense heatwave in parts of north India on Monday. Even though Delhiites woke up to a hot and humid morning today with the minimum temperature settling at 30.5 degrees Celsius, the city received its pre-monsoon shower bringing relief from the intense heat wave.

Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand also received heavy rainfall on Monday morning. The state has been receiving rains in the past few days.

Similarly, the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh may see heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, a weather official said on Sunday.

“There are chances of heavy rainfall in some parts of the state between June 20 and 21,” an official of the local meteorological office told reporters.

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He said most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Kasauli, Chamba, Dharamsala, Palampur and Manali might saw good spells of rain.

On the other hand, in Chandigarh the meteorological office said on Monday that heavy rainfall may also hamper the main event of International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Yoda has been  scheduled on Tuesday.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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