Zee Media Bureau
Chandigarh/New Delhi: The maximum temperature on Sunday dropped slightly giving a temporary respite to the people from sweltering heat sweeping Haryana, Punjab and the Union territory of Chandigarh for the past few days; while Delhi for the second day stayed below 40 degree Celsius giving reprieve to the people who bore the brunt of heat wave last week.
According to the Meteorological department, the maximum temperature in Delhi was 39.7 deg C which was one notch above the temperature recorded yesterday.
The minimum temperature was recorded 24.5 deg C which was normal at this part of the year and was two degree less than the previous day.
On Friday, the temperature in Delhi was recorded 41.7 deg C, while on Thursday it was season`s highest at 42.1 deg C.
The weather department has predicted partly cloudy sky for tomorrow and thunder storms may occur in some areas of the national capital with maximum and minimum temperature expected to remain between 39 and 25 deg C respectively.
Humidity oscillated between 25 to 61 per cent during the last 24 hours.
Maximum temperatures drop slightly in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh recorded a high of 37.8 degree Celsius, the MeT Department said here.
Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 38 deg C, one notch below normal, while Hisar, where mercury had soared to 45 degree Celsius three days ago, recorded 40 deg C.
Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab also recorded below normal maximums of 39 deg C and 39.2 deg C, respectively.
However, Amritsar continued to sweat it out recording a high of 42 deg C, five notches above normal.
The MeT has forecast dust storms/thunderstorms with possibility of light rain at isolated places in the two states during the next two days.
With PTI Inputs