Relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana after light rains

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Chandigarh, July 16: Temperatures in Punjab and Haryana dropped following rains in parts of the neighbouring states giving a respite to people from heat. Union Territory Chandigarh had overcast weather conditions during the day.

The maximum temperature here settled at 31.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, a MeT report said. In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a high of 33.4 degree Celsius, down two notches after light showers.

Ludhiana, which received 8 mm of rain during the day, recorded a maximum of 32.3 degree Celsius, down two degrees. Patiala's low settled at 33 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Ambala recorded a high of 31.8 degree Celsius, below two notches after light showers, while Karnal recorded a high of 32 degree Celsius. Hisar experienced a hot day at 38.6 degree Celsius, but the maximum was less by four notches since yesterday.

The weather department has forecast light to moderate rains or thunder showers at a few places in the two states over the next three days.


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