Heat wave unabated in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Fri, May 24, 2013 14:33 hrs

Chandigarh: The heat wave prevailing over the plains of Punjab and Haryana remained unabated Friday with temperatures at most places in the two states remaining over 46 degrees.

The Sikh holy city of Amritsar, which had Thursday recorded its highest ever temperature of 48 degrees, saw another hot day with the mercury touching 47.7 degrees. The temperature was nine degrees above the average, Met officials said.

Chandigarh airport touched a high of 46.3 degrees. The city had a high of 43 degrees.

Ludhiana and Patiala recorded highs of 46.3 and 46 degrees respectively. At most places in the state, the temperatures were up to eight degrees above average.

In neighbouring Haryana, Hisar had a high of 47.3 degrees, followed by Bhiwani and Narnaul at 46.2 and 46 degrees respectively.

Met officials said that there was no likelihood of any let up in the severe heat wave conditions in the next two days.

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