Rains lashed a few places in Punjab and Haryana bringing down the mercury by a few notches.
Chandigarh received heavy showers (12.1 mm) last evening, while Ambala, Karnal, Bhiwani, Kurukshetra, Panchkula and Kalka in Haryana were among other places that received light rains, local MeT office said.
In Punjab, Patiala, Mohali and Balachaur also received showers.
After a few days of temporary respite owing to widespread rains in the two states last week, mercury yesterday had soared above the 40 degrees Celsius mark at most places.
The MeT office said that a Western Disturbance, which was passing over the region, caused rains in Chandigarh and some parts of the two states yesterday besides several places in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.