Mercury further rises in region
Chandigarh, Jun 7 (UNI) The mercury further soared in north-west India today, touching 41.8 degrees Celsius at Hissar, turning it the hottest place in Haryana.
The maximum temperature hovered above 40 degrees celsius at many places in Haryana and Punjab during the day.
People reeled under intense heat at Hissar as the mercury further rose there. Karnal with 40.4 degrees Celsius was the second hottest place in Haryana, followed by Ambala registering 41.0 degrees Celsius.
The temperaturte also soared in Punjab with Ludhiana recording 40.8 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal, and Amritsar with 41.0 degrees Celsius. The mercury settled at 40.5 degrees at Celsius Patiala.
The temperature also increased in Himachal Pradesh with Sundernagar in Mandi district recording 35.2 degrees Celsius and Kalpa in Kinnaur district registering 21.0 degrees Celsius.
The capital town of Shimla recorded 26.9 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal.
The mercury also showed upward movement in Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana. The city registered 39.8 degrees Celsius.
Western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining North Pakistan persisted as an upper air cyclonic circulation extending upto 4.5 km above sea level, according to Weather Office here.
The Met office has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at few places in Himachal Pradesh and duststorm or thundestorm with light rain at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab during the next 24 hours.
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