Rain hits Ludhiana, mercury drops nine degrees

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According to the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Department of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology, the city received 11.2mm of rainfall, of which 3.4mm of rainfall was recorded in the morning and 7.8mm from 8am. at 5:30 p.m.

ByHV correspondentLudhiana

Thunderstorms coupled with high winds caused the temperature to drop nine degrees here on Saturday.

According to meteorological experts, the low pressure in the northern region caused a disturbance from the west in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which resulted in rainfall. According to the Department of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology of the Punjab Agricultural University, the city received 11.2mm of rainfall, of which 3.4mm was recorded in the morning and 7.8mm from 8am to 5.30pm.

The minimum temperature was 12°C, while the maximum temperature was 16.6°C against a temperature of 25°C on February 25. Department head Prabhjyot Kaur said light rains and a drop in temperature were favorable for the wheat harvest.

“Previously, the higher reaches received snowfall, but as the temperature in the plains increased, this caused a disturbance from the west. However, the sky will remain clear on February 27,” Kaur said.

The precipitation caused waterlogging in some places, which inconvenienced residents.

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