Temperatures across north India remained moderate on Friday with several areas receiving light to moderate monsoon rains, but high level of humidity caused discomfort to the people.

Southwest monsoon

In Delhi, the maximum temperature settled at 36.8 degrees Celsius, which was normal for this part of the season, a day after the Southwest Monsoon hit the national capital.

According to a MeT official, though the mercury rose by a few notches since Thursday, it settled at a tolerable level.

On Thursday, the maximum was recorded at 32.7 degrees Celsius.

But high level of humidity, which oscillated between 52 and 92 per cent during the day, caused discomfort.

During the last 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m., the city received 6.8 mm rainfall while from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the rain gauges measured 0.4 mm of rainfall.

The minimum temperature in the city settled at 26 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal.

Rains occurred in several areas of Punjab and Haryana, keeping the mercury below 40 degrees Celsius. Though the maximum temperatures were normal for the season, high humidity led to sweating. The Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal.

Bhiwani in Haryana received rainfall of 6.8 mm since Thursday afternoon and its maximum was 37.4 degrees, while Ambala and Hisar registered maximum temperatures at 35.7 and 39 degrees. In Punjab, Amritsar and Ludhiana received 0.4 mm and 15.8 mm of rainfall respectively. The maximum temperature in these two places settled at 36.3 and 35.5 degrees. The temperature in Patiala was 35.4 degrees Celsius.