Pali was the hottest place in Rajasthan with a temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius, while Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest temperature at 41.2 degrees Celsius. The mercury remained a few notches above normal in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. While heavy rain and thundershower occurred at isolated places in East Uttar Pradesh, the Met Office in Himachal Pradesh issued a landslide warning with heavy rain forecast for the next three-four days.
Delhi’s maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 38.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rain at isolated places in the city on Sunday afternoon and evening. The Meteorologist said that most parts of the city would be mainly cloudy with rain and thundershowers with the maximum and minimum temperatures expected to be around 35 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The Shimla-based meteorological center said that the recent weather conditions and analysis of different global and regional models have indicated that the speed of rain will increase in Himachal Pradesh from Saturday and normal in the low and central hills in the next three to four days. It will rain heavily.
The meteorological center warned that due to the forecasted weather conditions, there could be landslides on the national and state highways and flood-like situation in low-lying areas. The water level of rivers and streams may rise. In addition, traffic, electricity and communication systems may be disrupted.
The Met Office said that in view of this, the state government authorities are advised to take appropriate security measures. According to the office, rain was recorded in isolated areas on Saturday. According to the Meteorological Center, Shahpur received 35 mm (mm), Malan 29 mm, Gular and Barthin 12-12 mm, Pidana-Dalhousie-Tisso 10-10 mm.
The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Una at 38.2 degrees Celsius while the lowest temperature was recorded in Keylong, the administrative center of Lahaul-Spiti district. The Met Office in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow said that light to moderate rain and thundershower occurred at isolated places in the state. Rain was recorded in Siddharth Nagar, Maharajganj, Bahraich, Sitapur, Gorakhpur and Shahjahanpur.
The Met Office said that there is a possibility of rain and thundershower at isolated places in the state on Sunday and rain and thundershower at most places on July 19 and July 20. Light to moderate rain was recorded in many parts of Rajasthan during 24 hours. Tonk and Ganganagar’s Suratgarh recorded maximum rainfall of 3 cm each.
According to the Meteorological Department, during the last 24 hours, Girwa in Udaipur, Naraina and Bikaner in Jaipur recorded 2 cm each and some other places one cm and less rain. According to the department, 7 mm of rain was recorded in Tonk, 5.5 mm in Dholpur, 3.2 mm in Bikaner, and 1.7 mm in Churu from Saturday morning till evening. While Pali was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 42.5 degree Celsius. Dholpur and Ganganagar recorded a maximum temperature of 42.2-42.2 degrees Celsius.
Humid weather conditions prevailed at most places over Haryana and Punjab with the maximum temperature hovering above normal. The maximum temperature in the general capital Chandigarh was recorded at 37.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. According to the weather office in Chandigarh, the maximum temperatures were recorded at 41 degrees Celsius and 40.3 degrees Celsius each in Bathinda in Punjab and Narnaul in Haryana.
Rohtak recorded a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while Gurgaon recorded 39.2 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal. The maximum temperature of Karnal was recorded at 36 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.