Squall brings down mercury, trees in tricity

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 24, 2016 11:15 IST
The damaged boundary wall of Hotel Mountainview in Sector 10, Chandigarh on Monday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

A squall followed by light rain lashed the tricity on Monday afternoon, bringing much-needed respite from the heat wave. The wind speed was recorded at 76 kmph, bringing down trees and snapping power lines. The temperature came down by a few notches. Residents were troubled due to power cuts in some sectors in Chandigarh.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 38.2 degrees Celsius, one degree less than Sunday. The minimum temperature on Sunday was 31 degrees Celsius, eight degrees above normal. The Sunday night was warmer than Saturday’s.

The weatherman has predicted cloudy sky and possibility of rain in the next 24 hours.

An official from Met office said, “The weather will remain pleasant for the next two days. There are chances of rain and thunderstorm on Tuesday as well and the sky will remain cloudy on Wednesday. But the temperature will start rising afterwards.” The maximum temperature will remain less than 40 degrees over the next three days and minimum temperature will be less than 30 degrees.


Power supply was snapped following a squall that lasted for about 30 minutes, leaving most sectors without power. Some areas in Manimajra, Dadumajra, Khuda Ali Sher were without electricity till late night.

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