Chandigarh: Dust storm to herald better weather for days, says MeT

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 21, 2016 11:12 IST
The dust storm on Friday brought some much needed relief. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

With a dust storm, followed by light showers on Friday evening, the city witnessed a fall in the maximum temperature by three degrees Celsius, bringing some relief to the people from the scorching heat.

However, the minimum temperature recorded on Friday was 31.5 degrees Celsius, which was eight notches above the temperature recorded on Thursday.

According to the website of the meteorological department, the weekend will witness mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards evening/night. The maximum temperature will be around 42 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature will hover around 29 degrees.

Surender Paul, director of the local meteorological centre, said, “The same weather conditions will prevail for the next 24 hours, while on May 23 and 24, the temperature will come down with light showers. However, on May 25, the temperature will rise again and that will continue till May 30.” He added, “The first week of June will be comfortable and normal. There is a possibility of light showers.”

Meanwhile, according to officials of the meteorological centre, some parts of the city received rainfall on Friday evening, including the Airport area, Sector 17, Sectors 20, 21, 22, 35 etc.

Trees uprooted due to storm

This car was damaged after a tree fell on it in Sector 7 on Friday evening. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

The storm in the evening left some trees uprooted in the city. Broken branches of trees could be seen on the roads in some parts of the city. In Sector 7, the car of a sub-inspector, Sanjeev Kumar, was damaged after a huge tree fell on it. The damaged Hyundai i10 was extricated after MC staff removed the tree.

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