Rain likely in Punjab, Haryana today
31 May 2014
CHANDIGARH: The Met department on Friday predicted temporary relief from the prevailing sultry weather conditions as some parts of Punjab and Haryana are likely to get moderate rain on Saturday.
The Met also predicted moderate-intensity winds with a speed of up to 45 kmph in scattered parts of the two states.
Various districts, mainly of wester n Punjab region, on Friday received a light drizzle, bringing down the temperatures and giving people respite from the heat wave. Light winds were also recorded throughout the day in many parts of the state.
“During the next 24 hours, more rain is likely in Punjab and Haryana. From Sunday, a dry spell is l i kely t o st ar t again,” Met director Surender Paul said, attributing the rain to the western disturbance, a local weather phenomenon which, he said, was hovering over Jammu and Kashmir. He said that from Sunday the western disturbance would start withdrawing.
The maximum temperature in the re gion on Friday was recorded at Narnaul in Haryana at 45.5 degree Celsius. In Punjab, the highest temperature was recorded at Patiala at 40.4 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, strong winds continued to lash Chandigarh throughout the day on Friday, giving respite from the heat wave.
The Met department said the maximum temperature came down by almost two notches from 41.5 degree Celsius recorded on Thursday.