Humid conditions prevailed in northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, and in eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal.

The weatherman has forecast very heavy rains in western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Konkan and Goa.

Heavy rains lashed Delhi in the evening, giving relief to people reeling under high humidity, which shot up to 98 percent. The city recorded the maximum and minimum temperatures at 36.6 and 27.2 degrees, respectively and got 13 mm of rainfall.

The other three metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded the maximum temperature at 33.1, 33.8 and 29.7 degrees Celsius.

In Uttarakhand, landslides due heavy downpour buried villages under sludge. While eight persons were killed in cloudburst in Pithoragarh district, four lives were claimed by heavy rains in Chamoli district.

Two persons were swept away by the muddy waters and debris rushing down the slopes into Siron village in Chamoli. A person was killed in Ghat block and another in Sithel village in similar circumstances, SDM Chamoli S K Barnwal said, adding eight persons trapped in the debris have been rescued in the district so far.

The cloudburst in Singhali area of Pithorgarh district brought over 100 mm rains in two hours in a region of 50 sq km, flattening homes in over seven villages.

"We have recovered five bodies from Singhali area while three bodies have been recovered from Thal village. The search for others is on by rescue parties consisting of army and paramilitary personnel," Pithoragarh District Magistrate H C Semwal said.

Twenty-five people, missing from over seven villages of Singhali area in Didiihat sub-division of Pithoragarh district, are being traced with the help of ITBP, SSB and Pithoragarh district police.

In Arunachal Pradesh, torrential rains triggered a landslide at Bhalukpong in which two persons were killed. A small hillock near the Old Inspection Bungalow caved in due to heavy rains while several houses were buried under sludge. Five officials of Intelligence Bureau have also been reported missing after the landslides.

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