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Heat wave returns to Haryana, Punjab as monsoon plays truant

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

conditions returned to many places in and today with the maximum temperatures settling above 40 degrees as monsoon played truant.

The southwest monsoon reached and Haryana, including their shared capital Chandigarh, on June 28, but there has not been any significant rainfall activity over the past week, the meteorological department said.

As a result, most parts of the states are witnessing above normal maximum temperatures, it added.

Bhiwani and Hisar in today recorded a high of 40.8 degrees and 41.1 degrees respectively, a Met department report said.

Narnaul reeled under sweltering heat as the maximum temperature settled at an uneasy 41.5 degrees Celsius, five notches above the normal.

Ambala and Karnal recorded maximum temperatures of 36.3 degrees Celsius and 36 degrees Celsius respectively.

Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.

In Punjab, and recorded a high of 36.6 degrees Celsius and 36.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

The maximum temperature in settled at 35.4 degrees Celsius.

The states are likely to get relief with rains or thundershowers likely over the next two days, the Met department said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 19:30 IST
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