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Posted at: Jun 15, 2019, 7:52 PM; last updated: Jun 15, 2019, 8:28 PM (IST)

No respite from heatwave in Punjab, Haryana

No respite from heatwave in Punjab, Haryana
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Chandigarh, June 15

There was no respite from heatwave conditions in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday, according to the MeT department.

Bhiwani in Haryana was the hottest place in the region at a maximum of 44.1 degrees Celsius, followed by Hisar at 44 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the normal. Ambala recorded a high of 43.6 degrees, up to six notches above the normal, followed by Karnal (43) and Narnaul (42.5), both of which registered their maximum temperatures of up to five degrees above the normal, the weatherman said.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded a maximum of 42.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal.

The maximum temperature in Punjab's Amritsar was 42.3 degrees Celsius. Ludhiana recorded a high of 43.3 degrees Celsius while Patiala registered a maximum of 43.9 degrees Celsius, they said.

The weather department has forecast dust storm accompanied by lightening at isolated places in both the states in the next 24 hours. — PTI 

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