Chandigarh, June 19 (PTI) Rains lashed parts of Punjab

and Haryana today including Chandigarh and its surrounding

areas, causing a dip in the mercury.

Various areas of the two states including Mohali, Ropar,

Panchkula, Ambala and Yamunanagar received light rains.

The temperature dropped by a few notches after the rains,

a MeT official said here.

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