Cold wave conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave conditions on Wednesday prevailed across Punjab and Haryana, with Amritsar registering a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius.

PTI| Updated: Jan 27, 2016, 14:35 PM IST

Chandigarh: Cold wave conditions on Wednesday prevailed across Punjab and Haryana, with Amritsar registering a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius.

Besides Amritsar, where last night's temperature dropped by two notches, the minimum temperatures also hovered a few notches below normal in various parts of the two states.

According to the MeT Department here, barring Chandigarh and Patiala, fog engulfed most places in the two states in the early hours.

Ludhiana and Patiala braved cold weather recording below normal minimums at 5.4 degrees Celsius and 4.6 degrees Celsius, respectively, the MeT Department report said here.

Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 7.1 degrees Celsius.

In neighbouring Haryana, minimum temperature in Ambala and Hisar settled at 5.8 degrees Celsius and 7.4 degrees Celsius respectively, both down by two notches each.

Karnal recorded a below normal low of 5 degrees Celsius.

The MeT department in its forecast said cold weather conditions will continue in Punjab and Haryana while fog will occur at some places in both the states during early morning and late evening hours over the next two days.