Rain lashes Chandigarh, parts of Punjab and Haryana

Rain lashes Chandigarh, parts of Punjab and Haryana
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Chandigarh: Rainfall lashed Chandigarh and parts of Haryana and Punjab on Friday, leading to a drop in temperatures by a few notches and bringing much-needed relief from the heat.

Chandigarh recorded a high of 32.1 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal, the Meteorological Department said here.

In Punjab, Patiala registered a maximum temperature of 29.8 degrees C, 11 degrees below normal.

The maximum temperature in Ludhiana settled at 33.1 degrees Celsius, seven degrees below normal, while Amritsar recorded a high of 36 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

Haryana's Ambala, Karnal, Hisar and Narnaul also recorded below-normal maximum temperatures of 30.4 degrees Celsius, 29.8 degrees Celsius, 37 degrees Celsius and 38 degrees Celsius respectively.

A severe heatwave swept Punjab and Haryana earlier this week, with Hisar registering a high of 48 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The maximums had hovered around 43-45 degrees Celsius at many other places too.

The Meteorological Department had forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers at many places in the two states on May 29 and 30, and at isolated places thereafter in the region.