Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with temperatures soaring past the 43-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
Hisar and Narnaul towns in Haryana sizzled at 45.5 and 45 degrees, making them the hottest places in the region.
Bhiwani (44 degrees), Karnal (43) and Ambala (42.7) also experienced heat wave. Chandigarh recorded a high of 42.4 degrees.
The maximum temperatures were four to five degrees above average, Met department officials said here.
Amritsar city in Punjab recorded a high of 43 degrees. Ludhiana and Patiala cities were hotter with highs of 43.4 and 43.6 degrees respectively. Met department officials said heat wave conditions would prevail over the region in the coming days and the weather would remain dry.