Chandigarh: Hisar recorded its hottest day
in over a decade as it sizzled at 48 degree Celsius Saturday with
searing heat sweeping Haryana and Punjab.
The Haryana town was hotter by seven degrees than normal
at 48 degree Celsius, the previous highest being 48.8 deg C on
May 26, 1998.
As severe heat gripped the region, Ambala and Karnal also
braved a hot day at 42 deg C and 43.6 deg C respectively, each
up by four degrees.
Chandigarh had no relief from heat, with the maximum
settling at 42 deg C, up by four degrees.
Severe heat swept Punjab towns, with most places
recording the season`s highest maximum so far.
In Punjab, blistering heat swept Amritsar and Ludhiana
which sizzled at 44.7 deg C and 44.5 deg C respectively, both
recording an increase of six degrees above normal.
Searing heat prevailed in Patiala as well, where the
mercury soared to 44.6 deg C, up by five notches.
Met office has forecast some relief from scorching
weather, predicting a partly cloudy sky in both Punjab and