Hisar continues to be hottest place in region
Chandigarh, Apr 30 (UNI) Cloudy weather persisted in most parts of Haryana, Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh causing a minor drop in maximum temperatures, while Hisar was the hottest place in the region at 42.5 degrees celsius, four degrees above normal.
The temperature had touched 45 degrees celsius at Hisar on Friday.
Karnal recorded a temperture of 40.2 degrees, three degrees above normal while Ambala registered a maximum of 39.4 degrees, two degrees above normal.
In Punjab, Patiala was the hottest place at 40.8 degrees, three degrees above normal, while in Ludhiana the maximum was recorded at 39.4 degrees, two degrees above normal.
Amritsar registered a sharp decline of five degrees in maximum temperatures from yesterday and was recoreded at 36.1 degrees, which was normal.
Drizzle in the morning hours did bring some relief for the residents of Chandigarh though the maximum temperatures remained more or less the same as yesterday. The city registered a maximum temperature of 39.6 degrees, four degrees above normal.
Heat wave conditions also prevailed in lower areas of Himachal Pradesh. The temperature was six degrees above normal at Shimla and was recorded at 26.8 degrees.
Bhuntar in Kullu district registered a maximum of 31.1 degrees, three degrees above normal while Sundernagar in Mandi district was warm at 34.9 degrees.
The weather office has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at few places in Himachal Pradesh and duststorm or thunderstorm with light rain at few places in Punjab and Haryana during the next 24 hours. Hailstorm or thundersqualls with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph is likely to occur at isolated places in the region during the period.
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