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Rain in parts of Punjab, Haryana

PTI  Chandigarh, July 23, 2014
First Published: 22:52 IST(23/7/2014) | Last Updated: 23:07 IST(23/7/2014)

Scattered rainfall occurred in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday, bringing down the maximum temperature by up to two degrees Celsius in the region.

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The union territory of Chandigarh was drenched by 30mm rainfall, and recorded a maximum temperature of 34.5°, the Met office said.

Ambala in Haryana received the most rainfall at 51mm, while, in Punjab, Amritsar had 23mm and Patiala just 0.3mm.

However, Hisar in Haryana recorded a high of 36.5°, a notch above normal, the hottest place in the region. Bhiwani’s maximum settled at 35°, and Ambala registered a high of 34.1°.

In Punjab, Amritsar and Patiala recorded identical maximums at 35.5°, also a notch above normal, while Ludhiana registered 35°.

The rainfall eased the power situation to some extent in the region, officials said, adding that some low-lying areas were inundated.

The forecast is of cloudy sky with possibility of thundershowers at a few places in the region during the next 24 hours.

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