Chandigarh: The maximum temperatures on Saturday dropped between 2-3 notches at many places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh since Friday, but hot weather conditions continued to prevail in the region.
Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 40.3 deg Celsius, one notch above normal, but two degrees down since yesterday, the MeT said here.
In Punjab, Amritsar (41.4 deg C), Ludhiana (41 deg C) and Patiala (41.7 deg C) recorded near similar maximums, which were down slightly compared to the ones recorded since Friday.
Ambala in Haryana registered a high of 41 deg Celsius, while Hisar recorded a maximum of 42.2 deg Celsius, down by three degrees since Friday.
Rohtak, however, braved a hot day at 43.1 deg Celsius, up three notches than normal, while Bhiwani`s maximum settled at 42 deg Celsius.
The MeT has forecast dust storm or thunder showers with light rain likely to occur at isolated places in the two states during the next two days.