Cold tightens grip over J-K, chill continues in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 20:50

New Delhi: Cold wave tightened its grip over
Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, while chilly conditions persisted in
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh where mercury level fell due to
clear skies overnight.

Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir continued to be the
worst hit as night temperature fell to minus 15 deg C in Leh
and minus 14 deg C in Kargil. The two districts yesterday had
recorded a low of minus 10.8 deg C and minus 13 deg C.

Gulmarg and Pahalgam were the coldest places in the region
with a low of minus 9.9 deg C and minus 8.4 deg C today
against minus 9.8 deg C and minus 7 deg C yesterday.

Srinagar reeled under minus 2.3 deg C against minus 0.4
deg C yesterday.

Bhaderwah and Banihal were the coldest places in Jammu
region with a low of minus 0.3 deg C and 1.6 deg C.

Jammu recorded a minimum of 5.3 deg C against 7.5 deg C
yesterday while Katra recorded a minimum of 7.7 deg C.

Cold wave conditions also intensified in Himachal Pradesh
as mercury dropped in many places due to clear sky overnight.

Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, was
the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 11.6 deg C.
Shimla recorded a night temperature of 2.6 deg C.

At most places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh the
minimum temperature was recorded below normal.

Karnal was the coldest place in Haryana with a low of 5
deg C while Ambala settled at 6.3 deg C. In Punjab, Amritsar
recorded a low of 5.2 deg C, while Chandigarh had a minimum
temperature of 6.9 deg C.

In Rajasthan, Sriganganagar was the coldest place with a
low of 6.8 deg C, followed by Churu at 7 deg C.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 20:50

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