Moderate to heavy rains lashed a few places in Haryana and Punjab causing mercury to dip by a few notches.

Chandigarh was lashed by heavy rains (24.2 mm) last evening, a MeT Department official said here.

In Haryana, heavy rains occurred in Yamunanagar (45 mm), Jagadhri (45 mm) and Naraingarh (29 mm) while Panchkula, Faridabad and Ambala also received showers.

In Punjab, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Balachaur, Nawanshahr, Patiala, Rajpura, Anandpur Sahib and Ropar, received light rains.

After the rains, the maximum temperature which had been hovering close to 42 degress mark at most places on Saturday, witnessed a slight decrease.