New Delhi: Night temperatures rose marginally
at many places in the northern plains as the mercury in Leh in
Jammu and Kashmir fell to a freezing minus 11.4 degree
Rohtak, which was the coldest place in Punjab and Haryana
yesterday at 4.2 degrees, today saw the mercury rise to seven
The minimum also rose marginally in Chandigarh which
recorded a low of 9.4 degrees, one above normal while in Hisar
the mercury settled at 12.4 degrees, four marks above normal.
The Met office said Amritsar was the coldest place in
Punjab and Haryana, experiencing a minimum of 4.4 degrees.
However, the mercury fell in most parts of Kashmir valley
below the zero mark with hill resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg
experiencing chilly nights at minus 2.7 and minus 2.8 degrees
The summer capital saw the minimum settle at 0.6 degrees
even though the day temperature continued to be three
degrees above average at 15.2 degrees. Jammu recorded a high
of 24 degrees and a low of 9.2 degrees celsius.
In Ladakh region, Leh recorded a night temperature of
minus 11.4 degrees and Kargil minus five degrees.
In the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, the cold loosened
its grip in the lower areas even as the higher reaches
experienced sub-zero temperatures.
Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, had a freezing
night at minus seven degrees, the lowest in the state, the Met