Mercury rises to 43.0 degrees celsius at Hissar

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Chandigarh, Apr 28 (UNI) Scorching weather conditions prevailed in northwest India as the mercury kept its upward movement, touching 43.0 degrees Celsius in Hissar today.

Although heat wave has abated in Haryana and Punjab, the mercury rose in the twin states, hovering above 40 degrees Celsius in most places.

People in Hissar groaned under intense heat with the maximum temperature rising to 43.0 degrees celsius, four degrees above normal, turning it the hottest place in Haryana.

The mercury hovered above normal by three degrees at Karnal and two degrees at Ambala respectively showing 40.0 degrees and 39.9 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Amritsar reeled under 40.8 degrees, five degrees above normal, while Patiala recorded 40.7 degrees and Ludhiana 39.8 degrees, three degrees above normal.

The temperature also rose in Himachal Pradesh with Una in lower hills recording 40.0 degrees Celsius while state capital Shimla registered 26.0 degrees, five degrees above normal.

Bhuntar, Sundernagar, Mandi and Dharamsala also reported an increase in the temperatures, respectively recording 32.5 degrees, 36.4 degrees, 36.2 degrees and 32.0 degrees Celsius.

Hot weather conditions also persisted in Chandigarh and its adjoining areas with the mercury touching to 40.2 degrees Celsius in the city.

The weather office has predicted light rain or thundershowers at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and duststorms at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana during the next 24 hours.

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