Wednesday brought respite for residents after rainshowers at the night on May 10.
Mercury went down by almost 3.8 degrees since May 10 and 8.7 degrees since the highest on May 2.
“While maximum rainfall has been reported in North of Chandigarh, other areas across Mohali and Panchkula have also experienced overnight rainfall. On an average, Chandigarh recieved a 20.9 mm rainfall and the same can be attributed to the temperature decrease. The maximum temperature on May 11 in Chandigarh was 34 degrees,” Surender Paul, Director Meteorological Department told Chandigarh Newsline.
While the temperature decrease was enjoyed thoroughly by citizens, humidity levels across the city have increased to a considerable extent. Dharamsala recieved the maximum rainfall of 166.6 mm followed by Sundernagar and Shimla with 56 mm. The Weather Department has also predicted possibility of light to moderate showers on May 12 particularly in the evening and night.
“While the weather will remain partly cloudy, the temperature is likely to increase in the next few days, but by smaller degrees,” Paul said.
With cloudy skies over the next three days, the IMD has issued warning against dust storms .