Chandigarh, July 10: Heavy rains lashed the parts of Ambala and Chandigarh on Sunday morning, throwing life out of gear.
Several areas of Ambala like Nadi Mohalla recorded waterlogging, following which the Municipal Corporation started extraction of water via motor pumps.
Many visuals of the roads jammed due to the inundation surfaced on the internet.
Meanwhile, Chandigarh witnessed a heavy downpour for the second day in the city.
The India Meteorological Department had forecasted isolated heavy rainfalls (64.5 to 114.5 mm) over Punjab and Haryana-Chandigarh for July 10, along with thunderstorms and lightning.
"Isolated heavy rainfall likely over Punjab & Haryana-Chandigarh on 10th; north Uttar Pradesh on 10th; West Rajasthan during 09th-11th and over East Rajasthan during 11th-13th July 2022," the IMD tweeted.
Several cities of Punjab - Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Ropar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and others are likely to witness heavy showers on July 10. A severe downpour is also anticipated to hit many cities in Haryana.
IMD has forecasted scattered/fairly widespread rainfall activity with isolated thunderstorms and lightning for Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh during the course of the next five days.
The IMD stated: "Scattered/fairly rainfall activity with isolated thunderstorm/lightning very likely Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan and isolated/scattered over Uttar Pradesh during next 5 days."
To prevent harm to paddy cultivation from over-hydration and strong winds, farmers are advised to take action to drain the excess water and prevent it from stagnating in the fields.