Heat wave continued unabated in Haryana and Punjab on Monday with Narnaul being the hottest place in the two states, recording a maximum of 44.3 degrees Celsius, which was five notches above normal level.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana settled at maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal while Punjab’s holy city Amritsar recorded maximum temperature at 42.1 degree Celsius, up by five degrees from normal.

A Met official said that temperature levels settled above normal in various parts of the region.

In Haryana, Hisar and Bhiwani recorded a high of 42.7 degrees and 41.8 degrees respectively.

Karnal and Ambala settled at maximum of 39.5 degrees and 39.4 degree Celsius respectively.

In neighboring Punjab, Patiala and Ludhiana recorded respective maximum temperatures at 41.2 degrees and 41.4 degree Celsius.

The union territory of Chandigarh settled at minimum temperature of 23.1 degrees, which was two notches above normal. The minimum temperature recorded in Ambala was 26.2 degree Celsius, Hisar 23.2 degrees, Karnal 23.8 degree Celsius, Amritsar recorded 20.8 degree Celsius, Ludhiana 21.4 degrees and Patiala 25 degree Celsius.

According to the Met Department forecast, light to moderate rain is likely at a few places on May 2 and 3 in Punjab and Haryana.


Source: 01 May 2018, The Pioneer