Heavy showers on Sunday drenched the national capital and most parts of the Northern region as the overall flood situation showed no signs of improvement in Bihar where 1.5 million people continued to reel under the deluge.
Mercury dipped appreciably across Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and the national capital due to incessant rains bringing much needed respite from hot and humid conditions.
Day temperature dropped around 9°C in Delhi this morning as torrential showers lashed the city, which was reeling under sultry weather for the past two days.
Maximum temperature dropped to 26.2°C from Saturday’s 35.5°C, while humidity levels which was peaked to 98 per cent in the city also fell down to 59 per cent.
In Bihar, where floods have claimed 52 lives so far, rivers like Kosi, Mahananda, Bagmati, Kamala Balan and Adhwara group of rivers crossed the danger level at different places along their course. However, no casualties were reported on Sunday.
Standing crops and houses worth several crores of rupees have been destroyed in the flood-hit 11 districts.
Punjab and Haryana also received heavy downpour bringing temperatures down to a comfortable level as capital Chandigarh recorded a high of 30°C, three notches below normal.