Chandigarh : The dry and hot weather conditions prevailing in the City Beautiful reflected at the Sukhna Lake as the water level has started depleting. The lake bed has become visible at the regulator end and the plants beneath the water have also surfaced in the lake. Alarming for the UT Administration, the water level at the lake has receded by few feet. Director Environment P J S Dadwal said that as the lake is a natural deposition of water, it is dependent upon the monsoons.
“Good monsoon is expected this year which will bring about substantial rise in the water level at Sukhna Lake,” said Dadwal. UT Administration has already refrained desilting at the Sukhna Lake as it has so far not proven of any help in sustaining the water level at the lake, said Dadwal. However, the Met Department at Chandigarh has predicted moderate monsoon this year and is expecting it by the end of June or first week of July. Chandigarh MeT director Surinder Paul said, “We are expecting good monsoon this year in the country.
And in Chandigarh, the monsoon may arrive either by the end of June or first week of July. It will be moderate to good monsoon predicted this year in Chandigarh and Punjab and the arrival is as expected.” The MeT department has predicted that there will be no rainfall in next five days and heat wave will persist in the region for another 48 hours. Thereafter the rainfall is expected in the region, said MeT official.
The maximum temperature may also see the rise be few notches by the weekend. Maximum temperature was recorded at 40.6 degree Celsius with two degrees depart from normal. The temperature is predicted to rise by two degrees to reach 42 degree Celsius by Sunday, said MeT website. Similarly, the minimum temperature was recorded at 28 degree Celsius, with three degree depart from normal. However, Hisar has been recorded as the hottest in the region with 44 degree Celsius.
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