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Mercury hovers around normal temp in Punjab, Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The maximum temperature in several parts of and today stayed around levels normal for the season, even as rains lashed few places in both the states.

recorded a maximum temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, as per a department report.

The city also witnessed rain of 0.5 mm, it said.

Hisar was the hottest place in with 44.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while Karnal and Ambala recorded a high of 39.4 and 40.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 38.6 degree Celsius, a notch below normal, while and Patiala registered 39.2 and 40.5 degrees Celsius, respectively.

and Patiala recorded a rainfall of 7.2 mm and 0.9 mm, respectively.

The department has predicted light rains or thundershowers accompanied with squall at isolated places in and in next 36 hours.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 19:57 IST