Punjab, Haryana sizzle, rains in store

Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) The mercury continued to remain high in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday with temperatures two to four degrees above average. But rain and thundershowers are likely from May 9.

The temperature in most places remained abnormally hgh due to prevailing dry weather, a Met official told IANS here.

Haryana’s Hisar recorded a high of 40.3 degrees, while Ambala was hot at 38.1 degrees.

In Punjab, Patiala, the Sikh holy city of Amritsar and industrial hub Ludhiana were the hottest at 38.2 degrees, 38.4 degrees and 38.6 degrees respectively.

Chandigarh, at a high of 38.6 degrees, was a degree above average.

“There are chances of rain in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh from May 9 to 11, bringing some respite from the heat wave,” said the official.



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