Light-to-moderate rain lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Sunday, keeping the maximum temperature in the region below normal levels.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana received 18.6 mm rainfall. After rains, the city settled at maximum temperature of 28.6 degree Celsius, four notches below normal.
In Haryana, Narnaul recorded 63 mm rainfall. Hisar settled at a high of 35 degrees Celsius, one notch below the normal, while the maximum temperature in Narnaul was 34 degrees Celsius.
Ambala received light rainfall and recorded maximum temperature of 29.2 degree Celsius, down by four notches from normal. Bhiwani and Karnal recorded respective maximum temperatures of 34.2 degrees and 32.6 degrees.
In neighboring Punjab, Amritsar recorded maximum temperature at 34.3 degree Celsius. Patiala, which received 32 mm rainfall on Sunday settled at 29.7 degrees, three notches below normal while Ludhiana recorded a maximum of 32.4 degree Celsius, one degree below normal.
The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in parts of Punjab and Haryana in next 24 hours.
Parts of Himachal Pradesh are also likely to receive light to moderate rainfall. Scattered downpour is expected to continue till August 31 in Himachal, according to the Met Department,
The highest temperature was recorded in Una at 32.8 degrees Celsius, whereas the lowest temperature in the state was in tribal district Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong at 11.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Himachal’s capital, Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 19.8 degree Celsius, two notches below normal.