Bathinda hottest at 47.1°C
Jalandhar, June 21
Bathinda today remained the hottest in the region with a sweltering temperature of 47.1°C while Amritsar recorded a high temperature of 43.8°C followed by Adampur (43.3°C) and Halwara(43.1°C).
People had to face a tough time, as today was the longest day of the year with the sun remaining in the sky for almost 14 hours. Adding fuel to the intolerable sweltering heat was unscheduled power cuts.
The met department at the Adampur Air Force station has predicted fine to fair weather in the next 24 hours with persistent heat wave in the coming days. However, a slight cloud formation at some places may bring a momentary relief for the people. But chances of a likely rain or thundershowers are a few.
The authorities said as the monsoon is late by a week, chances of rains taking place before July 1 are bleak.