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Punjab Heatwave: Rain brings much-needed relief from intense heat

Sudden rain accompanied by strong winds lashed several parts of the Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, bringing much-needed relief from the scorching heat on Wednesday.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 06th 2024 08:28 AM
Punjab Heatwave: Rain brings much-needed relief from intense heat

Punjab Heatwave: Rain brings much-needed relief from intense heat

PTC Web Desk: Sudden rain accompanied by strong winds lashed several parts of the Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, bringing much-needed relief from the scorching heat on Wednesday.

The weather was sunny during the day, but around 6 p.m., it became dark, and a dust storm began, followed by rain.


Rainfall with thunderstorms predicted

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a weather forecast for Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh on Wednesday evening, anticipating light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, dust storms, lightning, and strong winds in the coming days.

In Punjab, mild to moderate rain is expected in a few places on June 6, with isolated occurrences on June 7 and 8. Thunderstorms, dust storms, lightning, and gusty winds (50-60 kmph) are expected to accompany the rain on June 6, followed by gusty winds (30-40 kmph) on June 7.

Light to moderate thunderstorms with windsand lightning is very likely in parts of Punjab like Sunam, Sangrur, Patran, Samana, Patiala, Nabha, Budhlada, Lehra, Mansa, Barnala, Dhuri, Malerkotla, Moonak, Rajpura, Dera Bassi, Fatehgarh Sahib, Amloh, Khanna, and Payal.

Light to moderate rain is expected in isolated areas of Haryana and Chandigarh between June 6 and June 8. Thunderstorms, dust storms, lightning, and gusty winds (40-50 kmph) are forecast for isolated areas on June 6, with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) on June 7.

Heatwave conditions are expected to persist in isolated areas of southern and western Punjab and Haryana for the next 24 hours before receding.

New Delhi weather update

The rain cooled down temperatures in the national capital Delhi, which had reached 44 degrees Celsius in Safdarjung and 44.3 degrees Celsius at the Ridge on June 5, according to IMD.

Meanwhile, as the monsoon approaches, Delhi Urban Development and Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj issued a letter to the Chief Secretary asking for an update on the desilting of major drains within 7 days.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had previously projected light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms over several parts of the country beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The forecast proved correct, as light to moderate rainfall was reported in several places, breaking the country's harsh weather.

- PTC NEWS

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