Rain lashes Punjab, Haryana

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Chandigarh, May 26 (UNI) Rain lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh last night, providing respite to people from the rising temperatures.

The maximum temperatures dipped below normal by seven degrees in Haryana, four degrees to seven degrees in Punjab and one degreee to three degrees Celsius in Himachal Pradesh.

Light to moderate rain lashed certain areas in Punjab, keeping the temperatures low. Patiala, which was lashed by rain, recorded the maximum temperature at 33.6 degrees, seven degrees below normal, while Amritsar registered 35.6 degrees which was four degrees down.

Moderate rain also pounded parts of Haryana where Ambala turned out to be the wettest place recording 21.5 mm rain, followed by Bhivani measuring 19.2 mm downpour till morning.

The mercury plummeted seven degrees below normal at Ambala and Karnal, respectively recording 33.0 degrees and 32.8 degrees celsius.

The temperatures also kept low in Himachal Pradesh where rainfall was reported from Bhuntar, Mandi, Sundernagar and Nahan. The maximum settled at 30.5 degrees at Bhuntar, 27.6 degrees at Dharmsala 31.3 degrees at Sundernagar, 36.8 degrees at Una and 21.4 degerees at Kalpa. The capital town of Shimla, which was also lashed by rainfall, recorded the maximum temperature at 23.3 degrees celsius.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana also experienced rain. The city recorded the maximum temperature at 33.2 degrees celsius, six degrees below normal.

The Weather Office here predicted moderate to rather heavy rain at many places in Haryana and light to moderate rain or thundershowers at few places in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours.

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