The skies turned darkish over components of Punjab and Haryana on Monday morning with some areas experiencing mild rainfall accompanied by sturdy winds.
Darkness descended over Chandigarh and adjoining cities of Panchkula and Mohali, in Haryana and Punjab, respectively, round 8 a.m. The climate continued like this for almost two hours.
Mild to reasonable rain was skilled in a number of areas of Chandigarh and neighbouring areas.
The sudden change in climate since Sunday night time has triggered worries amongst farmers in each agrarian states because the standing wheat crop within the agriculture fields is prepared for harvest.
Whereas wheat harvesting have begun in some components of each, the majority of the crop will probably be harvested inside April.
“The sturdy winds and rainfall usually are not good for the wheat crop because the moisture content material will go up and the crop could be flattened by the wind,” farmer Balkar Singh of Mohali district mentioned.
Nevertheless, individuals mentioned that the climate had turned nice and introduced aid from the warmth wave circumstances that began within the area over the previous one week.
“The climate has turned very nice. This can be a large aid from the rising temperatures. Folks would have loved this alteration in climate extra had it occurred yesterday (on Sunday). As we speak is a working day,” college scholar Amanpreet Kaur mentioned.
The Met division mentioned that the rain and robust winds have been as a result of a western disturbance.
The utmost temperatures throughout Haryana and Punjab hovered between 34 and 39 levels on Sunday. The day temperature was more likely to drop just a little on Monday.