Chandigarh: Amritsar in Punjab today
recorded this year`s lowest minimum so far at minus 2 degrees
Celsius as severe cold waves swept most parts of the state and
Amritsar`s minimum today dropped five notches below
normal and settled at minus 2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Office
On December 30 last year, Amritsar had recorded a low of
minus 2.1 degree Celsius and on December 27, the minimum had
settled at minus 1.6 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, intense cold conditions also swept Ludhiana,
which recorded a low of 3.8 degree Celsius, down two notches,
while the minimum at Patiala was 4 degree Celsius, two below
Chandigarh had a clear sky today, but the night
temperature dropped since yesterday to settle at 4.6 degree
In Haryana, Hisar and Rohtak reeled under bone-chilling
weather recording identical minimums of 1.7 degree Celsius
each, both down five notches.
Cold wave also swept Karnal, where minimum settled at
2.4 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal while Ambala`s
minimum was 5.2 degree Celsius.
Narnaul, too, experienced a cold night at 4 degree
Celsius, down four notches.
The MeT has forecast no immediate relief from cold
weather conditions in the region during the next two days.