Hot and sultry weather conditionsn prevailed in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with Mercury hovering several notches above normal at most places.
Hisar was the hottest place at 43.5° Celsius, up by 5 notches above normal, MeT department report said.
Among other places in Haryana, Ambala, Bhiwani, Karnal and Narnaul had high of 39, 42.6, 39 and 41.7° Celsius respectively.
Union Territory Chandigarh had high of 38.4° Celsius, 3 notches above normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum at 41.2, 39.7 and 40° Celsius, up by 6 degrees above normal.
MeT department predicted dry weather conditions during next 24 hours in Punjab and Haryana.