Chandigarh: Extreme heatwave conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana with Bhatinda sizzling at 48 degrees Celsius, six notches above the normal limit.
In Punjab, Bathinda was closely followed by Amritsar which recorded a high of 47.5 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the normal.
According to an MeT official, on June 9, 1995 and June 10, 2007 the holy city in Punjab had recorded a maximum of 47.8 degrees Celsius.
Ludhiana and Patiala, too, were under the grip of severe heat and registered maximum temperatures of 46.2 degrees Celsius and 46.3 degrees Celsius respectively.
Chandigarh also registered the hottest day of the season at 45 degrees Celsius. It was also the highest maximum recorded in the union territory in the last five years.
In Haryana, Hisar sweltered at 46.6 degrees Celsius while Ambala sizzled at 45.1 degrees Celsius. Narnaul's high settled at 44.5 degrees Celsius.
The MeT office has forecast light rain at isolated places in the two states on Tuesday.