7.2mm rainfall in Tricity brings down mercury by 5 degrees

Rainfall measuring 7.2mm Wednesday brought down the maximum temperature by five degrees from 39.4 degrees Celsius to 34.6 degrees Celsius.

The Tricity had recorded the maximum temperature between 40 and 39.4 degrees Celsius in the last two days. Heatwave conditions had prevailed on Monday.

Though the weather department had predicted cloudy sky with light rain for Tuesday, the day largely remained dry. Merely 2.2mm rain was received on Tuesday night.

Rainfall measuring 7.2mm was received between 5.30 am and 8.30 pm on Wednesday. Clouds had been visible in the sky since morning. Scattered rain started around 5 pm. Mohali and Chandigarh received the first spell, followed by Panchkula. The gusty wind speed was observed 40-50 kmph.

According to the MeT department, the maximum temperature will go down up to 33 degrees Celsius in the coming five days. Light rain with thunderstorms were also predicted for the next three days. The minimum temperature was recorded at 19.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Light rain along with heatwave conditions was forecast in many parts of Punjab and Haryana.


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