Rains hit many places in Punjab, Haryana; cold wave squeezes the grip

CHANDIGARH: On Monday he tightened his grip on Punjab and Haryana more when the rains hit several parts of the two states, according to a report from the meteorological department.

Maximum temperatures in most parts of neighboring states fell from three to seven notches below normal, settling between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius in most parts, the data showed.

In punjab Amritsar recorded 4 mm of rain, while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded 6 mm each.

The territory of the Chandigarh Union, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded 7 mm of rain.

In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and recorded 5 mm, 1 mm and 2 mm of rain, respectively.

However, the minimum temperatures increased several notches above normal in Punjab and Haryana.

The mercury in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala settled at a low of 8.2, 10 and 10.7 degrees celsius respectively, up to five degrees above normal.

The minimum temperature in Adampur, Halwara, Bathinda, Faridkot was 9.5, 9.4, 9.1, 9.6, 9 and 4.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

In Haryana, Hisar, Karnal, Narnaul, Rohtak and Bhiwani recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8, 10, 8.2, 9.8 and 9.4 degrees Celsius respectively, up to three degrees above normal.

Ambala and Sirsa recorded a minimum of 10.5 and 11 degrees Celsius respectively.

The minimum temperature in Chandigarh was 11.3 degrees Celsius, six degrees above normal.

The meteorological department said light to moderate rains will continue in many places in Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday.