North India Receives Respite from Scorching Heat with Heavy Rains and Storms

ByTV10 Punjab

Jun 6, 2024
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Weather Desk
5 June
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

North India experienced a much-needed reprieve from the intense heat as heavy rains and storms swept across the region on Wednesday evening. According to the forecast issued by the Meteorological Department, this relief from the heat is expected to continue for the next 3-4 days, with alerts for storms, rain, and lightning in place.

The rains brought a significant drop in temperatures, providing relief to residents and tourists alike. The meteorological conditions began to change a couple of days ago with rains reported in some districts of Punjab, raising hopes for more widespread showers. True to the forecast, different states witnessed cloud cover this morning, leading to heavy rains in many areas, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and New Delhi by the evening.

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The weather shift was marked by cold winds and strong gusts accompanying the rain, which collectively contributed to cooling the atmosphere. The sudden change brought a welcome relief from the scorching heat that had gripped the region. In Himachal Pradesh’s capital, Shimla, tourists flocked to the Ridge Ground to enjoy the refreshing weather, while in Mathura, locals were seen relishing the rain.

In Punjab, the temperature saw a notable decline following the morning showers. Pathankot, which recorded a searing 45.4 degrees Celsius earlier in the day, experienced a considerable drop. Anandpur Sahib, on the other hand, recorded the lowest temperature in Punjab at 26 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department’s forecast indicates that this period of relief is expected to last, with further signs of storms, rain, and lightning over the next few days. This weather shift has been particularly beneficial for states like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana, where the heat had reached extreme levels. The cooler temperatures and rain have brought a sigh of relief to millions, promising a break from the relentless summer heat.