Light to moderate showers lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana on Thursday bringing down maximum temperatures by up to five notches below the standard at some places in the region.
Ambala was drenched by 51.3 mm of rains, followed by Chandigarh 30.2 mm, Amritsar 23 mm and Ludhiana 1.1 mm, the Met department said here.
Punjab was relatively cooler than Haryana with Patiala recording a high of 32.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, Amritsar registering 31.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal and Ludhiana 30.3 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.
In Haryana, Hisar recorded a maximum of 35.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, while Bhiwani registered 33.6 degrees Celsius, Narnaul and Ambala had highs of 32 and 31.4 degrees Celsius, each three notches below normal.
Mercury at joint capital Chandigarh settled at a high of 30.2 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.
The MeT forecast light to moderate rainfall at few places in the region during the next 24 hours.