Amritsar coldest in Punjab at 0.4 C

Ludhiana registered a minimum of 4.3 deg C, down two notches, while residents of Patiala also experienced a cold night at 4.8 deg C, down one degree.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2012, 14:21 PM IST

Chandigarh: Biting cold conditions on Monday continued to sweep most parts of Haryana and Punjab where Amritsar was the coldest place at 0.4 degrees Celsius.
With snowfall lashing the neighbouring hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, many towns in Punjab were in the grip of cold spell, the MeT Office said here.
Ludhiana registered a minimum of 4.3 deg C, down two notches, while residents of Patiala also experienced a cold night at 4.8 deg C, down one degree.

Chandigarh had a clear sky today after three days of inclement weather, but the night temperature dropped since yesterday and settled at 6 deg C.

In Haryana, Narnaul was the coldest place recording a low of 4 deg C, while Hisar was also under the grip of intense cold at a minimum of 4.2 deg C, down two notches.

Ambala recorded a low of 5.5 deg C, while Rohtak and Karnal recorded near similar lows at 6.1 deg C and 6.6 deg C respectively.

The MeT has forecast further fall in minimum temperatures at a few places in the two states during the next two days.

PTI