Sweltering heat conditions prevailed across Punjab and Haryana, with maximum temperature rising by few notches above normal at various places in both the states.
Bhiwani in Haryana was the hottest place in both states with maximum temperature settling at 44.6 degrees Celsius, MeT department said here on Friday.
Hisar and Karnal recorded a maximum of 43.5 degrees and 41 degrees respectively, up by two notches above normal.
Maximum recorded day temperature at Ambala was 40.3 degrees, one notch above normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar saw mercury settling at 32.8 degrees, down by 6 degrees below normal as the city recorded a rainfall of 0.7 mm.
Mercury in Ludhiana settled at 38 degrees while Patiala witnessed 41.1 degrees, up by two notches above normal.
Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 38 degrees on Friday. The weatherman has predicted dust-storm or thunderstorm at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana in the next 24 hours.