Heavy rains predicted in northwest region

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Chandigarh, Jun 14 (UNI) Heavy rains and thundershowers are likely to occur at many places in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab during next 24 hours.

Sky remained overcast in the region and rain or thundershowers today occurred at few places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh making the weather pleasant as maximum temperatures were appreciably to markedly below normal.

In Punjab, Ludhiana, which received 21.5 mm rains, the maximum temperature was 13 degrees below normal at 28.1 degrees celsius.

In Patiala, following 23.6 mm rainfall the maximum temperature was recorded at 30.8 degrees celsius, which was 10 degrees below normal.

The day temperature in Amritsar, which went without rains even today, was at 32.0 degrees celsius, 8 degrees below normal.

In Haryana, both Ambala and Karnal recorded maximum at 31.7 degrees, which was 8 degrees below normal. Ambala was also lashed by 8.8 mm rains while Karnal remained dry today.

The capital city Chandigarh recorded 34.4 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees below normal. The city recorded 9.8 mm rainfall.

However, maximum temperatures across Himachal Pradesh rose by a few degrees today following dry weather in most places after days of wet conditions for the last few days.

The maximum temperature at Shimla rose by almost two degrees to stand 23.2 degrees as compared to 21.5 degree Celsius recorded yesterday, the met office said.

Sundernagar also recorded an increase in day temperature, which stood at 31.4 degrees, while Bhuntar recorded a day temperature of 32.4 degree Celsius.

The met office said Kalpa in Kinnuar district of the state recorded three degrees increase in the day temperatures to 24.2 degrees as compared to yesterday.

Dharamshala recorded a day temperature of 26.8, Una 33.2 and Mandi 32.2 degree Celsius.

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