Chandigarh: Heavy rains lashed parts of Haryana and Punjab, giving relief to people reeling under sultry conditions.
Ludhiana was the wettest place in Punjab with 73.2 mm of rains. Patiala got 51.8 mm of rainfall, while Amritsar gauged 17 mm of precipitation, the weather department said.
Ambala in Haryana had 34.4 mm of rains, Hisar 19.4 mm, Karnal 46.4 mm and Narnaul 19 mm. The Union Territory of Chandigarh also experienced light rains.
People in both the states had been reeling under sultry conditions for the last two-three days.
Experts said rains at this stage is beneficial for kharif crops, especially paddy.