The south-west monsoon brought heavy downpour in various parts of Punjab and Haryana today, throwing normal life out of gear and bringing down mercury sharply, met officials said.

The city here received around 117.8 mm of rainfall this morning, met officials said.

In Haryana, Ambala received 174.1 mm rain followed by Panchkula at 122mm, Kurukshetra (92 mm) and Karnal (89.4 mm).

In Punjab, Mohali received 110 mm of rains followed by Ludhiana (66.6 mm), Ropar (66 mm) Patiala (46.8 mm) and Jalandhar (30 mm).

“The monsoon today further advanced into entire Punjab, Haryana, Union Territory Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, due to which the region received widespread rains,” Director of the Meteorological Department Surender Paul said here.

Last year, the monsoon had hit the region on June 30.


Monsoon may cover country in 3-4 daysJuly 4, 2010