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Dust storm, rain lash parts of Haryana, Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A sudden dust storm and rain hit several parts of and Haryana, including and Gurgaon, this evening, pushing temperatures down by a few notches.

After hot conditions prevailed through the day, the dust storm brought relief to residents in several cities, including Chandigarh, Sonipat, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Karnal, Ambala, Panchkula, Jhajjar, and

Strong winds swept through as the changed suddenly and light rain lashed several areas of the state, a meteorological department officials said in

Several parts of also experienced light rain.

Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, earlier today had recorded a maximum temperature of 39.1C, a notch above the normal.

In Haryana, recorded a maximum temperature of 39.4C, Hisar 41.6C, 41C, 39C and Narnaul 42.5C.

Amritsar, and in Punjab, too, registered above normal temperatures of 39.5C, 40.7C and 40C respectively.

The has forecast thunderstorm with gusty winds at isolated places during the next two days in and

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:05 IST