Rains again lash Punjab, Haryana

Rains lashed vast swathes of and for the fourth consecutive day today, leaving farmers worried about the wheat crop which was set to be harvested next month.

Mohali, Ropar, Jalandhar, Moga, and Patiala in Punjab were among other places to be lashed by rains besides Chanidgarh.

In Haryana, rains lashed Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, among other places.

According to the MeT, the maximum temperature hovered several notches below normal as the region has been receiving showers for the past few days.

The unseasonal rains, which have been accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm at some places in Punjab and Haryana during the past few days, are considered harmful for wheat and other crops.