Intense heat wave conditions today swept parts of Haryana and Punjab, with Narnaul being the hottest place in he region recording a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius.
Narnaul in Haryana sizzled eight degrees above normal maximum temperature, the MeT Department report said here.
Hisar was also under the grip of intense heat at 43.4 degrees Celsius, up six notches against normal.
Ambala, too, had a hot day at 39.4 degrees Celsius five degrees above normal limits.
Chandigarh recorded a high of 38.9 degrees Celsius, up four degrees against normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar residents experienced a hot day at 41 degrees Celsius, nine notches more than normal limits.
Ludhiana and Patiala recorded near similar maximum temperature today at 40.9 and 40.8 degrees Celsius, respectively, both six degrees above normal each.
The MeT forecast said that heat wave conditions were likely at most places with severe heat wave at isolated places in the two states over the next three days.