Heatwave conditions persisted in Haryana and Punjab on Monday with the mercury settling above the 40-degree mark in most parts of the two states. In Haryana, Faridabad’s Bopani recorded a high of 45.3 degrees Celsius, according to a report of the Meteorological Centre here.
Sizzling heat also swept Gurugram and Hisar which recorded a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius. The mercury settled at an uncomfortable 43.5 degrees Celsius in Narnaul and at 42.5 degrees Celsius in Bhiwani.
Rohtak recorded a maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius, Ambala 41.2 degrees Celsius and Sirsa 43.7 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Bathinda recorded a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees Celsius.
Amritsar recorded a high of 41.2 degrees Celsius, Ludhiana 41.5 degrees Celsius, Patiala 42.6 degrees Celsius and Jalandhar 41.7 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a high of 40.7 degrees Celsius.
People may get some respite from the sweltering heat on Wednesday. A western disturbance may bring isolated rainfall over parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday, according to the weather office.
Dust-raising winds with a speed of 20-30 kmph are likely over southern parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday and Wednesday, the MeT centre said.