The south-west monsoon was active in Gujarat and most parts of North India on Tuesday as ten people perished in heavy rain that caused a sharp fall in the mercury.
Torrential rain lashed Kutch district in Gujarat since Monday evening as six members of a family were drowned in flash floods in Bhachau town. The downpour resulted in dams overflowing, flooding low-lying areas.
In the northern belt, incessant rain continued to pour over Uttar Pradesh, where four more persons perished in rain-related incidents, taking the death toll this season in the State to 64.
Rae Bareli recorded 48.4 mm rainfall and Fafamau in Allahabad 20.6 mm.
Most parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, bringing down the temperatures three to six notches.
Shimla received overnight rain of 36.8 mm while Palampur was the wettest in the State with 57.6 mm of rain followed by Karsog 56 mm, Jubbarhatti 53 mm, Gohar 47 mm and Banjar 45 mm.
The Queen of Hills recorded a day temperature of 21 degrees Celsius against Monday's 22.3.
Una was the hottest in the State, recording a high of 30.2 against 36.8 the previous day.
In Rajasthan, widespread rain lashed most parts of the State as Dabok was drenched by 53 mm rainfall while Ajmer, Kota and Barmer recorded 36.2 mm, 27.7 mm and 13 mm of rain respectively.
Punjab and Haryana, too, received showers that resulted in a sharp fall in temperatures across the region.
The maximum in Ambala stood at 31.4 degrees, two degrees below normal, while Hisar recorded a high of 29.8 degrees, six notches below normal, and Karnal 29.4, down four notches. Patiala was hottest in the region at 35.1 degrees.