Haryana and Punjab continued to remain under the grip of severe heat wave conditions with some places in both the states, including Chandigarh, Narnaul and Karnal, experiencing the season's hottest day today. Narnaul in Haryana, which registered a maximum temperature of 45.3 degrees Celsius, once again turned out to be the hottest place in the two states, the MeT department said. Hisar experienced a hot day recording a high of 43.9 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal.
Ambala and Karnal also registered above-normal maximum temperatures of 41.3 degrees Celsius and 42 degrees Celsius respectively. Chandigarh today recorded the season's hottest day so far at a maximum of 41 degrees Celsius. In Amritsar, the mercury rose to 42.6 degrees Celsius, while in Ludhiana the maximum temperature was 43.1 degrees Celsius. Patiala sizzled at 43 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has forecast heat wave to severe heat wave at many places in Haryana and Punjab until tomorrow, which is likely to abate afterwards for a few days. There is possibility of thunderstorm accompanied with squall at isolated places on Friday and Saturday in both the states, the MeT department has said.
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