Intense heat waves today swept many parts of Haryana and Punjab, with Narnaul turning out to be the hottest at 44.3 degrees Celsius. Besides Narnaul in Haryana, Hisar recorded maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal while Ambala recorded a high of 39 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, the MeT department here said. Chandigarh recorded a high of 39.4 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Amritsar experienced a hot day at 42 degrees Celsius, seven notches above normal, while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded 42 degrees Celsius and 40.8 degrees Celsius respectively. The weatherman has forecast heat wave conditions at most places in the two states over the next three days.
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