Chandigarh: Heat wave conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with day temperature breaching 43 degrees Celsius mark at several parts of states.

The hottest places in Punjab and Haryana were Amritsar and Hisar respectively with maximum 43.4 degrees C and 43.5 degrees C, a met office release said.

The temperature in Amritsar was five notches above normal while at Hisar it was three degree above normal.

Chandigarh had a high of 40.1 degrees C which was three degrees above normal.

The day temperatures at most places in the two states, including Bhiwani, Karnal, Narnaul and Rohtak in Haryana and in Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab were above 40 degrees C.
The met office has forecast light rain or thundershowers in the two states during the coming 24 hours.
The residents of Chandigarh as also of Haryana and Punjab had to face unscheduled power cuts.


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