Chandigarh: Sweltering heat on Friday continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana as maximum temperatures rose marginally across the region.
According to MeT office, Amritsar in Punjab was the hottest place in the region as it recorded the maximum temperature at 40.2 degrees C, two notches up than normal level.
Union Territory Chandigarh had a high of 37.4 degrees C.
Among other places in Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum temperatures at 38.4 degrees C and 37 degrees C respectively.
In Haryana, Hisar and Karnal recorded maximum at 39.8 degrees C and 38.6 degrees C respectively while Ambala and Bhiwani had a high of 38.1 degrees C and 38.4 degrees C.
MeT department, in a forecast, said rains or thundershowers may occur at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana on May 11 and May 12.