Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana
Hisar recorded its hottest day in over a decade as it sizzled at 48 degree Celsius on Saturday with searing heat sweeping Haryana and Punjab.
The Haryana town was hotter by seven degrees than normal at 48 degree Celsius, the previous highest being 48.8 deg C on May 26, 1998.
As severe heat gripped the region, Ambala and Karnal also braved a hot day at 42 deg C and 43.6 deg C respectively, each up by four degrees.
Chandigarh had no relief from heat, with the maximum settling at 42 deg C, up by four degrees. Severe heat swept Punjab towns, with most places recording the season's highest maximum so far.
In Punjab, blistering heat swept Amritsar and Ludhiana which sizzled at 44.7 deg C and 44.5 deg C respectively, both recording an increase of six degrees above normal.
Searing heat prevailed in Patiala as well, where the mercury soared to 44.6 deg C, up by five notches. Met office has forecast some relief from scorching weather, predicting a partly cloudy sky in both Punjab and Haryana tomorrow.