Heatwave swept through Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, with the maximum temperature staying several notches above normal at many places.
Hisar in Haryana recorded the season's hottest day with 45.3°C.
Bhiwani registered a maximum of 42°C, seven degrees above normal, while the mercury shot up to 42°C at Karnal, up seven notches.
Chandigarh experienced the season's hottest day with 41°C, seven degrees above normal.
In Punjab, Patiala recorded 42.8°C, up eight degrees. The maximum at Amritsar was 42.4°C, nine degrees above normal.