Rain dips mercury in region

Rain dips mercury in region

Motorists commute during rain in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 24

The Royal City witnessed rain today, leading to a drop in temperature in the region.

Officials at the Meteorological Department here said the maximum temperature was recorded at 20.9°C and the minimum 17.3°C. Various villages in the district witnessed hailstorm.

Farmers said the work of harvesting paddy was put on hold due to showers. “Rainwater accumulated in the fields, thus forcing harvesters to stop their work. The work might remain affected for the next three to four days,” they said.

The administration this time had expected to receive 14.40 lakh-tonne paddy, of which merely 5 lakh tonne has reached various mandis in the district for procurement.

A number of villages of the Samana area, including Fatehmajri, Achal Khurd, Bishanpura and Kahangarh, witnessed hailstorm.

Officials said the hailstorm was likely to affect the crop yield. “The exact data of crop loss will be assessed after reports are submitted by officials,” said JPS Grewal, District Agriculture officer.

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