May 11 (PTI) Several places in North India today received rains which kept the mercury well below 40 degree celsius even as eastern parts, especially Orisssa, continued to reel under scorching heat.
One more heat-related death was reported in Khurda district of Orissa, raising the toll to 125 in the state this summer.
Talcher was the hottest place in the state, recording a maximum temperature of 46 degree Celsius followed by Angul (45.7), Sambalpur (45.4) and Balangir (45.2).
However, people in northern region got respite from the heat for the second day today as rains and squalls kept mercury below 40 degree Celsius at many places.
Delhiites too enjoyed relatively pleasant weather, with the maximum temperature recorded at 37.5 degree Celsius, almost three degrees lower than yesterday's maximum of 40.2, while the minimum was 20.6 degree Celsius.