Monsoon hits Punjab, Haryana, ChandigarhJune 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) The monsoon has hit Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, at least four days before its expected arrival, a Met official said Sunday.
There were heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in most parts of the three places, Chandigarh meteorological department director Surender Paul told IANS.
The rains flooded some streets, causing traffic snarls in Chandigarh and Punjab. Power supply was disrupted.
The monsoon is expected to envelop the region in two-three days, said the official.
Monsoon arrived in Himachal Pradesh Friday. “It has reached this region around four days before its expected arrival. It will be a normal monsoon,” he added.
Chandigarh has received 62.8 mm rainfall since Friday night.
In Punjab, Patiala received 30.8 mm and Ludhiana received 14.9 mm rainfall Saturday night. Ambala city in Haryana got 4.2 mm and Hisar 13.2 mm of rainfall Saturday night.
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