Temperatures drop after dust storm, rain in Punjab, Haryana

People in Punjab, Chandigarh and parts of Haryana reeling under intense heat conditions for the past three weeks finally got respite with moderate rains lashing the region.

Last Updated: May 29, 2010, 13:03 PM IST

Chandigarh: People in Punjab, Chandigarh and parts of Haryana reeling under intense heat conditions for the past three weeks finally got respite with moderate rains lashing the region.

While dust storm hit the union territory, Punjab and a few other areas of Haryana were lashed by rains yesterday, the MET department said here today.

The maximum temperatures, which were hovering between 42-47 degrees Celsius in the region, witnessed a decrease of 3 to 8 degrees yesterday.

Besides, Chandigarh which received trace amount of rain, other places to be lashed by rains were Ludhiana, Garshankar, Amritsar, Balachaur, Phagwara and Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur in Punjab and few places in Haryana, including Panchkula, Kalka and Ambala.

The night temperatures, too, which had been hovering over 30 deg C, also came down considerably today.

Chandigarh registered a minimum of 25.2 deg C, Karnal had a
low of 28 deg C, Hisar recorded a low of 28.2 deg C, while the
minimum at Amritsar settled at 24.1 deg C. Ludhiana recorded
a low of 21.6 deg C.

PTI