Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana will continue to reel under scorching heat for some more days with less western disturbances and hot westerly winds bringing in more hot and dry air, Meteorological Department said Tuesday.
"The heat wave will continue for the next 3-4 days... There are many factors for the soaring mercury including poor rainfall, very less western disturbances and hot westerly
winds bringing in more hot and dry air," Chandigarh`s Met Department Director Surender Paul told reporters.
Maximum temperatures in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have been hovering in the range of 42-46 degree Celsius.
On May 22, Hisar in Haryana had recorded its hottest day in over a decade as it sizzled at 48 deg C. Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur in Punjab;
Hisar, Ambala, Gurgaon, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Karnal and Kurukshetra in Haryana and Chandigarh have been in the grip of severe heat wave conditions during the past fortnight.
In April, Punjab and Haryana received 0.4 mm and 0.2 mm rain respectively as against normal rainfall of 12.1 mm and 6.9 mm respectively, which is 97 per cent deficient in both states.
Chandigarh received 3.7 mm showers in April as against normal rainfall of 15 mm.