Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday sizzled under intense heat, with Amritsar turning out to be the hottest in the two states at 44 deg C.
Amritsar in Punjab was hotter by four degrees than normal limits, the MeT said here.
Ludhiana and Patiala recorded identical day temperature of 42.9 deg C each, up by three and four notches respectively.
The mercury settled at 42.3 deg C in Chandigarh, three above normal and over two notches more than the yesterday`s temperature.
In Haryana, residents of Hisar sweat at 43.5 deg C, up two degrees, while the high settled in Rohtak and Bhiwani at 43.3 deg C and 42.6 deg C.
Ambala and Karnal also experienced sweltering heat at 42.5 deg C and 42.2 deg C, respectively.
The MeT has forecast that heat wave conditions will continue to prevail in most places in the region tomorrow.