Chandigarh: Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh were lashed by heavy rains and high velocity winds Wednesday night, disrupting power supply at many places.
After receiving showers in the morning yesterday, rains and thunder squall with wind speed of over 45 kmph hit Chandigarh last night.
Power supply was disrupted at many places in the city and it took a few hours before it could be restored.
Many low-lying areas were water-logged and trees could be seen uprooted this morning.
Some residents here also complained that their electrical appliances were damaged due to excess voltage from trees falling on power lines.
The minimum temperature in Chandigarh dropped by six degrees below normal to settle at 18.7 deg C.
There were reports of disruptions in power supply at some places in Punjab and Haryana last night.
However, widespread showers in the region brought good news to farmers, who are preparing for the transplantation of paddy from June 10.
In Punjab, Patiala saw a heavy downpour of 53 mm, with the minimum settling at 19 deg C, down six notches.
Amritsar received a rainfall of 13.8 mm and the minimum dropped to 18.2 deg C, down five degrees. Ludhiana, too, received heavy rains at 18.8 mm and the minimum temperature
settled at 18.8 deg C, seven degrees below normal.
Ambala was the wettest place in Haryana after being lashed by 47.4 mm of rain. The minimum there settled at 18.3 deg C, down seven degrees.
Hisar saw 14.6 mm of rain and heavy showers drenched Karnal (40.8 mm). Bhiwani received 10 mm of rainfall.
Rohtak`s minimum dropped to 16.7 deg C, down nine degrees, after seeing heavy rains.
Yesterday too, the two states saw downpour, that brought down the maximum temperatures considerably.
According to the MeT department, the rains are due to a Western Disturbance over North Pakistan and the neighbourhood adjoining J&K as an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation.