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Dust storm hits some parts of Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Dust storms today hit some parts of Punjab, throwing life out of gear, with and its adjoining areas witnessing rains.

Places like and witnessed which was followed by showers. There was complete dark at some places during the afternoon.

There were also reports of power supply getting disrupted and plants and trees getting uprooted.

However, the maximum temperature at most of the places in both states stayed several notches above normal.

Hisar in baked at 45 degrees Celsius, up by four notches above normal, while Bhiwani and Narnaul experienced heat wave at 44 and 44.4 degrees Celsius respectively, up to four degrees above normal, as per the Meteorological (MeT) department report.

Ambala and observed maximum at 39.4 and 38.8 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Punjab, recorded its high at 40.1 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal, while maximum of and was 41.6 and 40.6 degrees Celsius respectively, three notches above normal.

Light to moderate rains/thundershowers will take place at isolated places in and in the next 24 hours, as per forecast of the MeT department.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 19:15 IST