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Heavy rains, thunderstorm hit Mohali

PTI  Mohali, March 29, 2011
First Published: 23:11 IST(29/3/2011) | Last Updated: 02:09 IST(30/3/2011)

Heavy rains and thunderstorm lashed Mohali on Tuesday night on the eve of the blockbuster World Cup semifinal clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium on Wednesday.

The Meteorological Department has forcast a partly cloudy sky to prevail in this region with a little chance of light rain by the evening tomorrow.

"The local forecast for tomorrow is partly cloudy sky with less chance of rain," an official of the Chandigarh-based Met department told PTI.

Earlier in the day, Mohali and Chandigarh witnessed bright sunshine. Dust storm with drizzle had occurred on Monday.

According to the Met's area forecast, including that of entire Punjab, there could be dust storm or thunderstorm with light rain at a few places in the state on Wednesday.

The Met said that currently western disturbance is prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir and its neighbourhood while Rajasthan and its neighbourhood has been experiencing an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation.

The maximum temperature at Mohali and Chandigarh is hovering in the range of 30-32 degrees Celsius.

The maximum relative humidity on Tuesday was around 68% and the minimum relative humidity was likely to be around 39%.

According to the Mohali pitch curator Daljit Singh, ball is likely to seam around under the flood lights.

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