Cold conditions abate in Punjab, Haryana

Delhi recorded a maximum of 27.1 deg C and minimum of 12.7 deg C, both five degrees above normal. The humidity oscillated between 50 and 95 percent.

Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 21:56 PM IST

New Delhi: Cold conditions on Sunday receded
in Punjab and Haryana where the minimum temperatures surged by
seven notches above normal, while strong winds kept the
mercury lower in Himachal Pradesh.

Delhi recorded a maximum of 27.1 deg C and minimum of
12.7 deg C, both five degrees above normal. The humidity
oscillated between 50 and 95 percent.

The mercury had touched 29.8 deg C yesterday, while
the minimum was 11.1 deg C.

In Haryana, Ambala and Hisar recorded a low of 11.6
deg C and 14 deg C, up by four and seven degrees respectively
while Chandigarh experienced a low of 13.2 deg C.

Rohtak, Karnal and Narnaul recorded a maximum of 12.6
deg C, 14 deg C and 11.4 deg C respectively.

In Himachal, the tribal areas of Kinnaur and Lahaul
and Spiti experienced another spell of mild snowfall while
Shimla, Narkanda and higher hills received scanty rainfall.

Palampur, Mandi, Nahan, Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Una
recorded maximum temperatures of 12.5 deg C, 11.1 deg C, 10.8
deg C, 10.7 deg C, 9.5 deg C and 9 deg C, respectively.

Una was the hottest in the hill state with the maximum
temperature staying at 26 deg C, followed by Nahan at 25.6 deg
C, Solan 23 deg C, Sundernagar 18.6 deg C, Mandi 17.8 deg C,
Dharamshala 16.8 deg C, Bhuntar 12.6 deg C and Kalpa 2.7 deg
C.

The local MeT office has predicted rains or snow in
various parts of the state during the next 72 hours.

PTI