Chandigarh: Most parts of Punjab and Haryana were drenched on Tuesday by moderate to heavy rainfall plummeting temperatures by upto seven notches below normal at a few places in the region.
The maximum temperature hovered between two to seven degrees celsius below normal, the MeT office said here.
While Patiala in Punjab received 99.4 mm of rainfall, 41.1 mm rains was recorded in Ambala in Haryana.
Among other places, Karnal received 29.8 mm of rainfall followed by 24 mm at Narnaul, 18.9 mm at Hisar, 14.5 mm at Chandigarh, 7.4 mm at Bhiwani, 5 mm at Amritsar and 1.6 mm at Ludhiana.
Maximum temperature in most parts of the region settled below normal, the MeT office said adding, humidity levels ranged between 85 to 95 per cent in the region.
Bhiwani was the hottest place in the region with a high of 37.6 degrees celsius.
Hisar settled at a high of 36.5 degrees celsius, two notches below normal followed by 35.5 degrees celsius at Narnaul, three notches below normal, 33.4 degrees celsius at Patiala, two notches below normal and 33 degrees celsius each at Ambala and Karnal.
Chandigarh had a high of 32.5 degrees celsius, two notches below normal whereas Ludhiana settled at a high of 31.8 degrees celsius, four notches below normal.
Amritsar in Punjab had a high of 30 degrees celsius, which was seven notches below normal.
The MeT office has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in most parts of Punjab and Haryana during the next 24 hours.