Heavy rains lash Punjab and Haryana

Updated on Jul 28, 2009 11:46 AM IST

Heavy rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday with south-west monsoon which had turned "weak" over the region earlier becoming "active" once again.

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PTI | By, Chandigarh

Heavy rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana on tuesday, with south-west monsoon which had turned "weak" over the region earlier becoming "active" once again.

With north-west region receiving deficient rains between July 1-25 period, on tuesday widespread rains gave the much needed respite to the people from sultry conditions while the power situation in the two states should also ease.

The rains also came as a big relief to the farming community of the two agrarian states as prolonged dry weather had threatened to cause crop damage.

Meanwhile, Ludhiana was the wettest place in the region getting drenched by 142.8 mm of rain, said by the Met Department.

Among other places in Punjab, Patiala was also lashed by heavy showers at 45.5 mm while Madhopur received 25 mm of rain. Amritsar (3 mm), Nangal Dam area (24.6 mm), Shahpur Kandi (6.4 mm), Moga (5 mm), Mohali (8 mm) and Ropar (7 mm) were also lashed by rains.

It started raining in Chandigarh since Tuesday morning and the city was lashed by 9.6 mm of rain.

In Haryana, Bhiwani received a heavy downpour at 59.2 mm. Rohtak (52.1 mm), Hisar (31.9), Ambala (10.2 mm), Sonepat (40 mm), Kalka (5 mm) and Panchkula (10 mm) were lashed by rains.

"The monsoon is in active mode in the region and there should be a few spells of rain,"said by the Met Director, Chattar Singh.

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