Cold condition continues unabated in Punjab, Haryana
The icy cold conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana with the minimum temperature in most parts of the region plummeting to upto four degrees Celsius below normal.
Chandigarh: The icy cold conditions continued
unabated in Punjab and Haryana with the minimum temperature in
most parts of the region plummeting to upto four degrees
Celsius below normal even as a thick blanket of fog engulfed
several areas of the two neighbouring states.
The minimum temperature hovered between one to four
degrees Celsius below normal in the region, the MeT office
said here on Tuesday.
In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar continued to
be the coldest place with the mercury settling at a bone
chilling low of 1.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below
While Karnal braved a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius, four
notches below normal, the minimum temperature at Hisar settled
at a low of 2.7 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.
Patiala in Punjab shivered at a low of two degrees
Celsius, which was four notches below normal.
Among other places, Ludhiana in Punjab and Rohtak in
Haryana had an identical low of 3.5 degrees Celsius, three
notches each below normal.
Narnaul shivered at four degrees Celsius, one notch below
normal followed by 4.3 degrees Celsius at Chandigarh, two
notches below normal and 4.4 degrees Celsius at Bhiwani.
Ambala braved a chill of 3.8 degrees Celsius, three
notches below normal.
Besides icy cold wave sweeping the region, several areas,
including Ambala, Karnal, Amritsar, Rohtak, Ludhiana and
Patiala were blinded by a thick blanket of fog disrupting
movement of vehicular traffic.
The MeT forecast ground frost at night and dry weather in
the region during the next two days.