ROAD OR RIVER? A street which was submerged after rains lashed Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI: Torrential rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of the western region, flooding streets and causing travel woes, even as the southwest monsoon remained feeble and erratic over north India, which received scattered showers on Wednesday.
The Army was asked to stand by in Gujarat's Junagadh district, as incessant rain battered Mangrol, snapping road links, leaving several villages cut off from the rest of the country.
More than 200 families were evacuated from marooned villages to safer places at Mangrol, which received 500 mm of rain.Trains diverted
In Maharashtra, rain pounded Mumbai, Vidarbha and Pune, inundating low-level areas, affecting normal life and causing major rivers to rise. Several outstation trains were diverted, as rain lashed Mumbai for the third consecutive day. The city recorded 240.1 mm since Tuesday evening, the weather office said.Hope for Pune
The rain eased the water scarcity of Pune, where the level in the dams of Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar rose substantially.
In the north, which remained rain-deficient, Rajasthan and Delhi received rain. But Punjab, Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh remained dry.
Rain lashed many places in Rajasthan, with Jaipur receiving 17 mm and Sarwad 14 mm, as other parts of the State had light to moderate showers.
Though the monsoon played truant in Punjab and Haryana, the daytime temperature stayed below normal at many places. The maximum in Karnal in Haryana settled at 31.4 degree Celsius, while Hisar was slightly warmer at 36.5 degree Celsius.
Ludhiana in Punjab registered a high of 34 degree Celsius, down by two notches, while the maximum in Patiala was 33.4 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal.
In Himachal Pradesh, intermittent rain ensured that the daytime temperature stayed at comfortable levels. In Shimla, which received 8.6 mm of rain, the daytime temperature touched 22.4 degrees.
Residents of Delhi got a respite from the scorching heat, as rain lashed almost every part.
The maximum temperature fell to 33.9 degree Celsius against Tuesday's 37.5 degree Celsius. The weather office has forecast more rain for Thursday. - PTI