Rain, strong wind lash parts of north India, farmers at receiving end

Jalandhar, April 9: Tricity and its nearby areas in Punjab and Haryana were lashed by rains on Monday morning with the morning temperature dropping by about two degrees, the weather office said. Rain upto 22.6 mm was recorded in various parts of Chandigarh. The temperature dropped till 18°Celsius from a maximum of 33.7°C on Sunday.

Humidity between 50-70% is expected in the region on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department said more rain on Monday was unlikely although isolated spells of light rain will be experienced throughout the week. The in-charge of IMD Chandigarh, Suresh Paul, said, “The temperature is also set to fall and the maximum temperature of the day will come down to 30°C.”

This rainfall and drop in temperature was also seen in Chandigarh last year. In fact, last year on this date, the temperature ranged between 32.5°C and 16.6°C, which is lesser than the 33.7°C to 18°C recorded by IMD on Monday.

The weather turned pleasant following the rain, which lasted for around one hour. The sky however, remained overcast.

“It was quite dark when we were leaving for school on Monday morning. The rain came soon after. It was very pleasant,” Jaskaran, a Class 10 student of a private school, told IANS.

Source: www.hindustantimes.com