Chandigarh, Jun 6 (UNI) Mercury fell in most parts of northwest India today following rain, providing respite to people from scorching heat in the region.
The maximum temperature dipped from three degrees to nine degrees below normal in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Union Territory.
The temperature hovered below normal by nine degrees at Patiala and Ambala, eight degrees at Chandigarh, seven degrees at Karnal, five degrees at Dharmshala, six degrees at Mandi and three degrees at Amritsar.
Rain lashed isolated areas in Haryana, bringing a fall in the temperatures. Ambala was lashed with 23.7 mm rain, bringing fall in the day temperature which was recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius as against yesterday's 33.7 degrees. Karnal, which recieved 11.6 mm rainfall, recorded 32.8 degrees celsius.
The capital city Chandigarh, which reported 15.4 mm rainfall, recorded 30.8 degrees celsius, eight degrees below normal.
In Punjab, Patiala recorded 32.1 degrees celsius, following traces of rain. The town recorded 0.2 mm rainfall. In Amritsar, following moderate railfall, the maximum temperature dipped by two degrees celsius and recorded 37.3 degrees as aginst yesterday's 39.6 degrees. The holy city received 14.2 mm rainfall.
However, in Dharamsala, headquarter of Kangra district, the temperature increased by six degrees celsius from yesterday's 20.8 degrees celsius to stand at 26.8 degrees celsius, five degrees below normal.
The maximum settled at 33.0 degrees at Bhuntar, 30.4 degrees at Mandi, 29.9 degrees at Sundernagar and 31.2 degrees at Una. Shimla recorded a steep rise in the maximum temperature to 23.0 against yesterday's 19.9 degrees. The town recorded 10.4 mm rainfall.
The Weather Office predicted moderate to heavy rain in many places of Himachal Pradesh while light to moderate rain or thundershowers is Haryana and in few places of Punjab during the next 24 hours. Thundersquall with speed exceeding 45 kmph is likely to occur at isolated places in the region.
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