Dust storm, rain hit region again

By Times Of India on 13 May 2018 | read
CHANDIGARH: Dust storms on Saturday hit parts of Punjab, throwing life out of gear, with Chandigarh and adjoining areas witnessing rains. Ludhiana and Phagwara witnessed dust storm followed by rain. There was complete dark at some places in the afternoon.

There were also reports of power supply getting disrupted, and plants and trees getting uprooted. However, the maximum temperature at most places in both states stayed above normal. Hisar in Haryana was at 44°Celsius, four notches above normal, while Bhiwani and Narnaul experienced heat wave at 44°C and 44.4°C, respectively. The maximum at Ambala and Karnal was at 39.4°C and 38.8°C. Amritsar was at 40.1°C, two degrees above normal. The maximum in Ludhiana and Patiala was 41.6°C and 40.6°C, respectively, three notches above normal. Light to moderate rains/thundershowers are expected at places in Punjab and Haryana in next 24 hours, as per forecast.