Chandigarh: In the absence of rains, maximum temperatures hovered above normal levels across Punjab and Haryana today.
With rains eluding most parts of the two states for the past several days, maximum temepratures settled two to four notches above normal.
The Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded a high of 35.8 degrees celsius, three notches above normal, the weather office said.
In Haryana, Hisar experienced sultry weather recording a high of 36.2 deg C as the maximum in Ambala settled at 35.4 deg C, two notches above normal.
In Punjab, the maximum in Amritsar touched 36.3 deg C, two notches above normal, and in Ludhiana 35.5 deg C.
Patiala recorded a high of 36.7 deg C, four notches above normal.
Light to moderate rains will occur at a few places in Haryana and Punjab in the next couple of days, the Met office said.