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Chandigarh: Respite continues but Met says temperature to increase in next 2 days

The highest temperature was recorded on May 18 when the Mercury had jumped to 43.1 degrees.

Written by Anmol Saini | Chandigarh |
May 25, 2016 5:49:26 am
rain, chandigarh news, chandigarh temperatre, chandigarh monsoon, chandigarh heat waves, chandigarh storm, chandigarh newsline, indian expres news The minimum temperature on May 24 was recorded as 20.8 degrees.

City residents experienced a respite from the scorching heat as the Mercury dropped to a maximum temperature of 32.5 degrees Tuesday, while the minimum temperature was recorded at a pleasant 20.8 degrees. According to the Meteorological Department, the temperature decreased by 5.7 degrees since Monday, thanks to the rainfall which has been recorded at 7.8 mm in the city. However, it said that the humidity levels has gone upto 70 per cent. The minimum temperature on May 24 was recorded as 20.8 degrees. The highest temperature was recorded on May 18 when the Mercury had jumped to 43.1 degrees.

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“This has been the lowest maximum temperature recorded in the city. And this can be attributed to the successive thunder storms accompanied by rainfall and strong winds which swept the city on May 19 and Monday,” Surender Paul, Director Meteorological Department told Chandigarh Newsline.

Even though the decrease in temperature comes as a pleasant relief for the residents, the weather department has predicted an increase in the temperature across Punjab and Haryana over the next 2 days as the sky clears up. According to the weathermen, the increase in temperatures however, will not lead to a heat wave.

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“For Chandigarh, the skies will be partially cloudy and the temperature will start increasing but the rise will be gradual. Heat wave conditions are very less likely to happen in the next two days,” Paul said.

While no rainfall has been predicted for the next two days in Chandigarh UT, parts of Haryana are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall in isolated places over the next 48 hours and Punjab in the next 12 hours. The same will be accompanied by squall and strong winds exceeding wind speed of 45 kilometres per hour in isolated regions as per the warning issued by the Meteorological Department.

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