Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Cloudy and dusty conditions continued to keep the heat wave conditions in Haryana and Punjab under control on Wednesday, with maximum temperatures remaining below 40 degrees for the second day.
This gave people the much needed relief from the heat wave that has gripped the region over the past one week.
Hisar town in Haryana was the hottest at 39.9 degrees Celsius, while in neighbouring Punjab, the industrial city of Ludhiana saw a high of 39.1 degrees.
On Monday, Hisar had recorded a high of 45.5 degrees, while Ludhiana had sizzled at 44.5 degrees.
Dusty and overcast conditions had brought relief to most places on Tuesday.
Heat wave conditions had intensified in Punjab and Haryana on Monday with most places in both states recording maximum temperatures of over 42 degrees Celsius.
Chandigarh recorded a high of 38.2 degrees.
Met officials predicted thunderstorms in some parts of the region by Thursday.