Day-time chill intensifies across Punjab and Haryana
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Last Updated: Monday, January 03, 2011, 12:14
Chandigarh: The day-time chill further intensified across Punjab and Haryana even though the minimum temperature Monday settled a few notches above normal.

The maximum at Hisar in Haryana yesterday settled at 10.7 deg C, eleven degrees below normal, the MeT said here.

Other Haryana towns, including Karnal (11 deg C) and Ambala (11.4 deg C), also had a cold day yesterday.

Amritsar in Punjab was equally cold registering a high of 10.8 deg C, down seven notches, while the respective maximums yesterday at Ludhiana and Patiala were 11.4 deg C and 11.7 deg C.

Chandigarh recorded season's coldest day yesterday at a maximum of 11.1 deg C, nine notches below normal.

The MeT said that fog had today lifted from many places in the two states barring places like Ambala and Rohtak.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperatures for the fourth consecutive day today settled above normal with Chandigarh recording a low of 8.7 deg C, up three notches.

In Haryana, Ambala registered a low of 7.3 deg C, up two notches while the minimum at Hisar was 5.6 deg C, one above normal.

The minimum at Karnal was 8.6 deg C, up two degrees, while the low at Rohtak settled at 6.4 deg C. Gurgaon recorded a low of 7 deg C, up two notches.

However, Narnaul was extremely cold recording a low of 2.6 deg C, down two degrees.

In Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded respective lows of 8.9 deg C and 7.6 deg C, both up by two degrees each.

Amritsar recorded a low of 7.4 deg C, two notches above normal.

The MeT forecast says that cold conditions during the day are likely to continue in the two states and Chandigarh over the next two days.

"The North-Westerly winds are keeping the mercury down during the day-time. The cold conditions during the day will continue atleast till Wednesday," a MeT official said.


First Published: Monday, January 03, 2011, 12:14

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