Sweltering heat conditions continued to prevail across Punjab and Haryana on Saturday as maximum temperatures hovered around 40 degrees Celsius.
Bhiwani continued to be the hottest place in the region recording a maximum temperature of 44 degrees, MeT department said.
Among other places in Punjab, Ludhiana sizzled at 40.3 degrees, up by a degree above normal while Amritsar and Patiala settled at 38.8 and 39.3 degrees.
In neighbouring Haryana, maximum temperature was 41 degrees in Hisar while it was 38.3 degrees in Ambala.
However, Narnaul saw mercury dipping six notches below normal to 35 degrees while Karnal registered 38 degrees, a degree below normal.
Dust storm or thunderstorm with light rain would occur at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana during next 48 hours, MeT department said in its forecast.