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Rain in Punjab, Haryana leads to decline in temperature

Chandigarh, June 28 The southwest monsoon was likely to further advance into Punjab and Haryana where widespread rain on Thursday led to a drop in the mercury. “Conditions are favourable for further advancement of monsoon into Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh. It is likely to enter these two states and the Union Territory later on Thursday,” Director of the Meteorological Department, Chandigarh, Surinder Paul, told PTI. Last year, monsoon’s arrival in the two states was delayed by over a week and it was only around July 12 that it had fully covered all parts of Punjab and Haryana. Paul said moderate to heavy rain lashed most places in Haryana and Punjab on Thursday. The maximum temperature continued to hover a few notches below normal for the second day on Thurs...