SUBJECT :Its hot, and humid, too!  

Chandigarh, June 21
The gruelling heat wave tightened its grip over the city today even as it continued to reel under high humidity.

The maximum temperature, 41.5 degree Celsius, though marginally less than 41.4 degree Celsius yesterday, was three notches above normal for this time of the year.

The minimum temperature was 32.8 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal, as against 29.1 degree Celsius yesterday, according to Met department officials.

The sizzling conditions, made worse by hot winds, kept a majority of people indoors in the comfort of their coolers and air-conditioners.

The humidity remained between 27 and 50 per cent and the combination of soaring heat and high humidity levels made conditions worse for residents.

Weather officials said conditions were not likely to improve much in the next couple of days and the monsoon was still seven or eight days away.

The Met department forecast a mainly clear sky tomorrow, with thundery development expected towards the evening and night.

Source: Tribune News Service