Chandigarh, surrounding areas lashed by rain

Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by thundershowers and strong winds on Monday ending a dry spell. Met Department officials had predicted rainfall in the region. Reports of rainfall were also received from parts of Punjab and Haryana. The maximum temperature on Sunday rose to a warm 27.8 degrees in Chandigarh, five degrees above the average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 7.8 degrees. Other places in Punjab and Haryana also experienced higher maximum temperatures in the past two to three days. Met officials have predicted dry weather in the coming days. –IANS js/ksk

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