Chandigarh: Rains continued to lash many places in Punjab for the third day on Saturday with minimum temperature witnessing a further increase.

The MeT attributed present change in weather to a Western Disturbance over North Pakistan and neighbourhood and to an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation which was active at Central Pakistan adjoining Rajasthan.

They said that the wet spell is likely to continue in the region on Sunday as well. Chandigarh was lashed by heavy rains recording 17.9 mm and the low here further increased since Friday to settle at 14.2 deg C, five notches above normal, the MeT said.

Amritsar in Punjab registered a low of 12.2 degree Celsius, up five degrees and received a rainfall of 4.6 mm. Ludhiana, too, recorded four degrees above normal low at 13.2 degree Celsius and a rainfall of 5 mm.

Patiala's minimum settled at 13.8 degree Celsius, up five notches, while the town was lashed by 10 mm of rain. Among other places in Punjab to be lashed by rains included Moga, Shahpur Kandi, Nangal Dam, Mohali, Phagwara, Madhopur and Hoshiarpur.

(Agencies)

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