Haryana, Punjab Receive Heavy Rainfall; Temperatures Drop Sharply

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Haryana, Punjab Receive Heavy Rainfall; Temperatures Drop Sharply

Widespread monsoon rains lashed vast swathes of Haryana and Punjab on Friday. (Representational Image)


Chandigarh:  The first widespread monsoon rains lashed vast swathes of Haryana and Punjab on Friday, bringing cheers to the farmers and giving relief to the people from the sultry weather conditions.

Maximum temperatures dropped sharply after rains lashed the region, MeT Department report said.

Chandigarh received heavy showers in the late afternoon (30 mm) and the Union Territory's maximum settled at 30.4 degrees Celsius, down four notches than normal.

In Haryana, Rewari, Gurgaon, Ambala, Panchkula, Bhiwani, Hisar, Narnaul, Sonipat and Karnal, were among other places to be lashed by rains.

Ambala, which received 10 mm of rains, recorded a high of 30.7 degrees Celsius, down four notches than normal.

Bhiwani received a heavy downpour at 17 mm and the maximum there settled at 29.4 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.

Hisar recorded a high of 31.5 degrees Celsius, down three notches while Narnaul had a pleasant day at 28 degrees Celsius, nine degrees below normal.

Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala, Mohali, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ropar and Hoshiarpur were also lashed by rains.

Amritsar's maximum settled at 32.2 degrees Celsius, down three notches while Ludhiana, which received a heavy downpour at 61 mm, recorded a high of 32.3 degrees Celsius, also three below normal.

Patiala registered a maximum temperature of 30.5 degrees Celsius, down by three notches.

The MeT has forecast that moderate to rather heavy rains/ thunder showers would occur at many places in the two states including Chandigarh over the next few days.

Meanwhile, the heavy monsoon rains brought cheers on the face of farmers of the two leading agrarian states. The current wet spell is considered beneficial for paddy sowing.
 


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