Chandigarh: Cold wave tightened its grip in
Punjab and Haryana Tuesday as minimum temperatures plummeted in various parts of the two states, going down by as much as six
degrees below normal.
Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the region where mercury dipped by three notches, recording a bone-chilling low of 1.7 degrees Celsius.
In Karnal, minimum temperature was recorded at 1.8
degrees Celsius, dropping sharply by six notches while Hisar
also reeled under intense cold at 2.6 degrees Celsius, down by
four degrees, the MeT said here.
Residents of Rohtak and Bhiwani districts also witnessed
biting cold recording respective minimums of 3.1 degrees and
4.6 degrees Celsius, down by three and two notches each.
Ambala in Punjab and Chandigarh too experienced cold
nights recording identical minimums of 5 degrees, down two
In Ludhiana, the minimum plummeted by three notches,
settling at 3.7 degrees Celsius while Patiala`s low was
recorded at 4.6 degrees Celsius, two below normal. Similarly,
Amritsar recorded a minimum temperature of 4.5 degrees