Maximum day temperatures at most places in north India are rising.
Day temperatures recorded at the Chandigarh weather office on Thursday showed a rise at many places in Punjab.
Hissar in Haryana was the hottest in the region with the temperature reaching 39 degree Celsius. Amritsar recorded a high of 36.4 degree Celsius, Jalandhar 35.2, Ludhiana 36.6 and Patiala 35.8.
Dust storm with wind speeds exceeding 70 km/hr hit Chandigarh and its surrounding areas on Thursday and affected normal life.
On Thursday, the maximum temperature in Chandigarh was 35.2 degree Celsius, while neighbouring Ambala registered 34.2 degrees Celsius.
The Met dept said that maximum temperature recorded at Palam in Delhi on Thursday was 42.5 degree Celsius, six degrees above normal.
Srinagar, however, had a cold day on Thursday, recording a high of 17.5 degree Celsius.