Heavy rains lash Chandigarh and surrounding areas

, 5:58 PM IST

New Delhi:Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorm lashed Chandigarh leading mercury to dip by few notches on Tuesday.

Chandigarh witnessed heavy rains and hailstorm late last night, a MeT Department official said here.

He said Rajpura and Mohali in Punjab were also lashed by heavy showers while Panchkula and Morni in Haryana too received rains.

After the rains, Chandigarh and its surrounding areas witnessed a cloudy skies today and maximum temperatures dropped slightly since yesterday.

Notably, the maximum temperatures at most places in Punjab and Haryana including Chandigarh had risen sharply during the past few days.