Chandigarh, June 27 (UNI) Hot and humid weather conditions prevailed in the northwest India as the mercury kept its upward movement even as several areas in the region experienced rain during the past 24 hours.
However, the mercury hovered below normal by one degree to five degrees celsius in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
In Punjab, where rain lashed certain areas overnight, the maximum temperature soared at Amritsar recording 37.0 degrees, two degrees below normal, while Patiala showed 36.7 degrees, one degree down.
However, Ludhiana recorded 34.5 degrees, five degrees below normal, following the downpour last night and during the day.
Moderate rain pounded Shahpur Kandi and Ranjit Sagar Dam site which measured 46.0 mm and 26.4 mm rain till morning. Madovpur and Balachaur areas also had rainfall.
The mercury also rose in Haryana but stayed two degrees to five degrees below normal. Hissar, which was lashed by rain overnight, recorded 35.4 degrees celsius, five degrees below normal, while the mercury settled at 35.8 degrees each at Ambala and Karnal.
Many areas in Himachal Pradesh, including Bhuntar, Sundernagar, Una, Shimla, and Nagrota Surian, were lashed by rain last night.
Guler recorded 46.5 mm and Gamroor 43.2 mm rainfall.
However, the temperatures rose in the state with state capital Shimla recording 23.4 degrees, one degree below normal. Bhuntar in Kullu district recorded 33.0 degrees while Sundernagar in Mandi district registered 32.8 degrees.
The mercury also increased in Chandigarh to 35.2 degrees from 33.6 degrees recorded yesterday.
The Weather Office predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at few places in Himachal Pradesh and isolated places in Haryana and Punjab during the next 24 hours.