Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh gets rain

Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by rain and hailstorm on Sunday evening even as most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued to experience heat wave conditions.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, which saw a maximum temperature of 41 degrees during the day, got some relief towards the evening with rainfall, accompanied by hailstorm, in some areas.

Haryana’s Hisar town at 44.4 degrees Celsius was the hottest place in the northern region on Sunday as blistering heat conditions continued in the state and neighbouring Punjab.

Most places in both states recorded maximum temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius.

On May 21, Hisar recorded its highest temperature of the season at 47.8 degrees.

In Punjab, the holy city of Amritsar and industrial city Ludhiana recorded 43.7 and 43.8 degrees Celsius, while Patiala saw a high of 42.1 degrees.

Meteorological department officials said the heat wave will continue and the weather will largely remain dry over the 48 hours.

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