Chandigarh: Wide spread rains lashed most
parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday with mercury plummeting in
The humidity levels rose and were between 60 to 90 per
cent in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, the MeT office said
Hoshiarpur received 45 mm of rains followed by 32.4 mm at
Among other places, Gurdaspur received 25 mm of rains,
Morni 14 mm, Kalka 9 mm, Madhopur 8 mm, Nangal Dam 2.2 mm and
Amritsar 0.2 mm.
Phagwara in Punjab got18 mm of rains whereas Mukerian
received 8.8 mm of rains.
The rains is considered beneficial for paddy crop,
All low-lying areas in Punjab and Haryana were inundated
by the rain water.
Electric supply was also affected in many parts of the
region due to the rainfall.
The minimum temperature in the region hovered between
three degrees above normal to two notches below normal.
Hisar settled at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above
normal, followed by 29.3 degrees Celsius at Patiala, also two
notches above normal.
Among other areas, Gurgaon had a low of 29 degrees
Celsius, two notches above normal.
Ambala registered 27.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above
normal, while Amritsar 27 degrees Celsius, two notches above
normal. Karnal recorded 28.8 degrees Celsius, three notches
Ludhiana registered a low of 25.5 degrees Celsius, two
notches below normal, and Rohtak 25 degrees Celsius, also two
notches below normal.
The MeT department said that the rainfall was not a
pre-monsoon shower and added that some places in the region
are likely to have intermittent rains in the next two days.