No respite from scorching heat in Punjab, Haryana
There was no let up in the scorching heat in Punjab and Haryana with Amritsar sweltering at 46.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday. A report from Shimla in Himachal said that water sources were drying up speedily in Himachal due to dry spell and high temperature, creating shortage of water in tourist stations.chandigarh Updated: Jun 16, 2012 20:32 IST
There was no let up in the scorching heat in Punjab and Haryana with Amritsar sweltering at 46.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Amritsar's maximum was five degrees above normal while Ludhiana experienced a hot day at 44.2 degrees, three notches above normal, the Met officials said here.
Sweltering heat also prevailed in Patiala, with the maximum settling at 43.6 degrees, up by three degrees. Chandigarh recorded a hot day at 42.3 degrees, up by three notches.
In Haryana, Hisar sizzled at 44 degrees Celsius while Rohtak was hot at 43.6 degrees. Ambala recorded the maximum at the 43.4 degrees, up by three degrees, while Narnaul recorded 43.5 degrees Celsius.
The Met officials have forecast no immediate relief from the scorching heat until Sunday.
Meanwhile, a report from Shimla in Himachal said that water sources were drying up speedily in Himachal due to dry spell and high temperature, creating shortage of water in tourist stations.
Shimla administration has decided to start water rationing from Saturday.
The report said that Una recorded a high of 44 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal, followed by Sundernagar in Mandi at 41.6 degrees.
Bhuntar in Kullu recorded 38.2 degrees, Dharamsala in Kangra and Nahan of Sirmour 37 degrees, Solan 36 degrees and Shimla 30.5 degrees and Kalpa in Kinnuar 26.2 degrees.
Minimum temperature of Keylong in Lahaul Spiti was 8. 4 degrees, Manali in Kullu 12.4 degrees, Kalpa 14.9 degrees, Bhuntar 16.9 degrees, Solan, Shimla and Palampur in Kangra 20 degrees each, Sundernagar 21 degrees, Una and Mandi 23 degrees.