Widespread rainfall drenched most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Friday even as the minimum temperature rose by up to 6°Celsius (C) above normal in the region.
Most parts of Punjab and Haryana received rainfall, the meteorological department said, adding that cloudy conditions due to western disturbances will lead to an increase in minimum temperature in the region.
The mercury hovered between 2°C and 6°C above normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh and Ambala had intermittent scant rainfall, while Amritsar received 15.9-mm rain. Mukerian received 7.6 mm of rains, followed by 7.2 mm at Karnal, 2.7 mm at Hisar, 2 mm at Ludhiana, 1.6 mm at Bhiwani and 0.9 mm at Patiala. At 9.4°C, Ludhiana was the coldest place; its minimum temperature was 2°C above normal.
While Chandigarh and Patiala settled at an identical low of 10°C, four degrees each above normal, Karnal's minimum temperature was 10.1°C, three notches above normal. Among other places, Amritsar had a low of 10.5°C, six degrees above normal, followed by 10.7°C at Ambala, 11.5°C at Narnaul, and 12°C at Hisar.