Chandigarh: Ongoing heatwave claimed six lives in Amritsar even as Chandigarh was lashed by moderate rains pulling the temperature down. The MeT office said that monsoon was expected to hit the region in the next three days.

Chandigarh received 20 mm of rains in the morning, the Met said. Narnaul in Haryana had the highest temperature  of 42.6 degrees Celsius which is up by five points.

In Punjab, Patiala was hottest with a high of 38.4 deg C which is up by three points.

While Hisar settled at a high of 42.2 deg C which is up by three points. However ,the maximum temperature at Rohtak remained 41.7 deg C which is up by four points.

Among other places, Ambala had a high of 39 deg C, four points above normal followed by 37.7 deg C at Chandigarh, up by two points, 36.7 deg C at Ludhiana, up by one point and 35 deg C at Karnal.

(Agencies)

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