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Rain brings much-needed respite from intense heat in Punjab, Chandigarh, other parts of North India

Parts of Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and other North India witnessed light rain on Wednesday evening, bringing much-needed respite from the intense heatwave in the region. Gusty winds along with thunderstorms were also witnessed in the parts of North India.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 19th 2024 09:26 PM
Rain brings much-needed respite from intense heat in Punjab, Chandigarh, other parts of North India

Rain brings much-needed respite from intense heat in Punjab, Chandigarh, other parts of North India

PTC Web Desk: Parts of Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and other North India witnessed light rain on Wednesday evening, bringing much-needed respite from the intense heatwave in the region. Gusty winds along with thunderstorms were also witnessed in the parts of North India.


Several places in Uttarakhand, including Dehradun also experienced light showers on Wednesday after a prolonged dry period.

The maximum temperature in Dehradun had risen to approximately 40 degrees Celsius by Wednesday afternoon but dropped rapidly with the rains, which were preceded by strong winds.

Meanwhile, India has received 20% below-normal rainfall since the start of the monsoon period on June 1, and overall precipitation for the month will be below average, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

After arriving on the Indian mainland two days earlier than usual and quickly covering numerous other states, the rain-bearing system made little substantial progress between June 12 and 18, prolonging the wait for north India, which is suffering from a scorching heat wave.

- PTC NEWS

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