Mercury drops as rains lash Haryana, Punjab

Mercury hovered well below the normal level in Haryana and Punjab as rains lashed many places across the two states.

Chandigarh: Mercury hovered well below the normal level in Haryana and Punjab as rains lashed many places across the two states.

Chandigarh, which received 39 mm of rainfall last evening, recorded maximum temperature of 34.4 deg C today, three notches below normal.

Ambala in Haryana, which witnessed light rains, recorded a high of 34.8 deg C, down three notches than normal while Hisar recorded a maximum temperature of 38.1 deg C, down two notches.

Light showers were reported from Bhiwani and Karnal which recorded maximum temperature of 36.2 deg C and 35.8 deg C, respectively, the MeT Department here said.

Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab also recorded below normal maximums of 36.5 deg C and 35.6 deg C, respectively.

Amritsar recorded a high of 38.7 deg C.

The MeT has forecast rains at isolated places in the two states tomorrow.

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