Mercury rises in north-west region

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Chandigarh, Apr 21 (UNI) Hot weather conditions prevailed at most places in the northwest India following further rise in the mercury in the region today.

The maximum temperatures hovered two degrees to five degrees celsius above normal in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Union Territory.

Patiala was the hottest place in Punjab, recording 40.6 degrees celsius, followed by Ludhiana registering 39.9 degrees, three degrees above normal. The holy city of Amritsar also recorded three degrees above normal temperature at 38.0 degrees celsius.

In Haryana, the temperature soared to 39.6 degrees, three degrees above normal, at Karnal while Ambala registered 38.9 degrees, two degrees above normal.

The temperatures also increased in Himachal Pradesh with Bhuntar in Kullu district recording 32.0 degrees celsius, four degrees above normal. Sundernagar in Mandi district showed 35.0 degrees celsius.

The capital town of Shimla recorded 24.9 degrees celsius, five degrees above normal.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana also recorded a rise in the temperature. The city recorded 39.6 degrees celsius which was five degrees above normal.

The Met office has predicted mainly dry weather in the region with gradual rise in the day temperarures during the next 24 hours.


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