Light rain after dust storms in a few places in Punjab and Haryana brought relief from the heat prevailing for the past several days. According to the meteorological department here, the change in weather was due to a Western Disturbance which was active over the region.
Dust storm hit many places followed by light rain, including Phagwara, Nawanshahr, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Patiala in Punjab, and Sirsa, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar and Kurukshetra in Haryana.
The maximum temperature had been hovering in the range of 41-45 degrees Celsius at most places in the two states with Hisar registering maximum temperature of over 47 for the past two days.
In Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, the weather turned cloudy which was followed by a drizzle. “A Western Disturbance lies over J&K and neighbourhood and its affect should remain until tomorrow. There are chances of light to moderate rain at many places,” department director Surinder Paul said.
Paul said from Wednesday the temperatures would again start increasing. “However, in the first week of June, temperatures will again dip,” he added.