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Heavy rain may lash Chandigarh in next 3 days: Met

The monsoon reached the tricity on July 12. After heavy rainfall the first day, there was a long lull before the city received 121-mm rain on Thursday.

punjab Updated: Jul 30, 2017 11:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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An overcast sky makes for a perfect picture as the sun sets over Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday.(Karun Sharma/HT)

The weather department on Saturday issued a warning of moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 48 to 72 hours in the tricity ( Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula).

“The next 72 hours are crucial,” said Surender Paul, director, Indian Meteorological Department, Chandigarh. “Heavy rainfall is also likely at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana between July 30 and August 1. After that there will be lull for the first two weeks of August.”

The monsoon reached the tricity on July 12. After heavy rainfall the first day, there was a long lull before the city received 121-mm rain on Thursday.

Monsoon deficit dips to 25%

Meanwhile, the rain deficit this monsoon, which had reached 50%, dipped to 25%. So far, the city has received 286.2-mm rainfall this monsoon, as compared to normal rainfall of 383.8mm.

The deficit is updated every day during the monsoon period, which begins on June 1 and ends on September 30.

First Published: Jul 30, 2017 11:10 IST