Chandigarh, June 18 (Agency)
Haryana and Punjab recorded a drop in maximum temperatures at many places on Saturday following rains a day earlier. The Meteorological Department gave this information. People have got a lot of relief from the scorching heat that has continued in the Northwest region for the last few weeks due to the decrease in temperature. According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature in Chandigarh, the shared capital of the two states, dropped from 37.2 degrees Celsius on Friday to 31.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 41.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The department said that after Friday’s rain, the maximum temperature at most places dropped significantly below normal. Haryana’s Ambala recorded a maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Meanwhile, Karnal recorded a maximum temperature of 30.3 degrees Celsius, Kurukshetra 29.7 degrees Celsius, Hisar 35 degrees Celsius and Rohtak 36.5 degrees Celsius. Jalandhar in Punjab recorded a maximum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius, Patiala 28.2 degrees Celsius and Amritsar and Ludhiana recorded a similar high of 28.4 degrees Celsius. Pathankot also recorded a maximum temperature of 32.4 degrees Celsius, while Bathinda recorded a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius.