Hailstorms, rains lash Punjab, temperature drops by 4 degrees

Chandigarh: Hailstorms and rains disrupted normal life in several places in Punjab while temperature dropped sharply by four degress in the state and adjoining Haryana on Friday.

Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were engulfed by dark clouds this afternoon, forcing motorists and people to switch on the lights.

At a few places in Punjab, including Ludhiana, hail storms disrupted normal life.

Amritsar received 8.5 mm of rainfall, the Met office said here, adding that the day temperature fell by upto four degrees Celsius in several parts of Punjab and Haryana.

Rains or thundershowers are likely at isolated places in parts of Punjab and Haryana till tomorrow, the Met office said.