Ending a week-long dry spell, rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana today.
Chandigarh received heavy downpour and the mercury dropped by a few notches, a Meteorological Department official said here.
In Haryana, Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Sirsa and Narnaul were among other places that received rains.
Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana and Gurdaspur in Punjab were also lashed by rains.
The Southwest monsoon had advanced into Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, on June 28 but had turned weak in less than a week after its arrival.
“The situation has improved considerably in comparison to what it was over the past few days. Although rains are scattered, we are expecting more showers over the next couple of days,” Chandigarh MeT Department Director, Surinder Paul said today.
In Delhi, the weatherman has predicted rains in various parts of the national capital later in the day. “The skies will remain generally cloudy and the maximum temperature is expected to settle around 34 degrees Celsius, an official of the department said. Yesterday, the minimum temperature recorded was 28.6 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature settled at 37.8 degrees Celsius. PTI