Rains lash Chandigarh; Storm alert in Haryana, Punjab

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Chandigarh, May 7: Early morning rains lashed Chandigarh and nearby areas on Monday while authorities in Haryana and Punjab remained on high alert following a storm advisory issued by the Indian Meteorological Department.

As a preventive measure in view of the weather warning, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma ordered the closure of all government and private schools for two days (Monday and Tuesday) in the state.

A few private schools in Panchkula also announced closure for two days.

The maximum temperatures at most places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh remained between 31.5 to 38.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday with rainfall at some places and overcast sky at several in others.

The Met office has predicted thunderstorms accompanied by squall and heavy rains, in Haryana and Punjab and Punjab starting from Monday to Wednesday.

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