New Delhi : Rains brought the temperature down by several notches in north India and led to a rise in water levels in major rivers of Uttar Pradesh.

In Delhi, high humidity, which shot up to 98 per cent, caused discomfort to the residents even as cloudy conditions prevailed after overnight rains. The city received 13.4 mm of rainfall and the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 35.3 and 25 degrees Celsius.

The other three metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded the maximum temperature at 34.7, 32.5 and 29.5 degree Celsius, reports PTI.

The weatherman said Goa is expected to witness incessant rains till July 1 as the southwest monsoon is “very active” over the state.

The state has witnessed 17 per cent excess rainfall compared to the annual average for this month, ramping up the total seasonal rainfall to 37 inches, Indian Meteorological Observatory said.

Coastal Odisha and interior parts of the state witnessed heavy rains in the last 24 hours. Heavy monsoon showers are likely to hit south coastal Odisha due to a low pressure area over the west-central part of the state. Parts of Uttar Pradesh received moderate to heavy rainfall with the water level rising in the major rivers of the state.

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