Mercury rises in Punjab, Haryana, fog engulfs many places

The minimum temperature rose above normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana even as morning fog engulfed several areas of the region Wednesday.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 11:49 AM IST

Chandigarh: The minimum temperature rose above normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana even as morning fog engulfed several areas of the region Wednesday.

The minimum temperature hovered between two degrees
Celsius above normal to one notch below normal in most parts
of Punjab and Haryana, the MeT office said here.

Several places in the region, including Ambala, Hisar,
Karnal, Rohtak, Amritsar and Ludhiana were engulfed in fog
this morning.

Some places in the region, including Ludhiana, also
received widespread rains. Ludhiana got 0.6 mm rains.

In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar was the
coldest place with a low of 7.2 degrees Celsius, which was one
notch below normal.

While Ludhiana had a low of 9.4 degrees Celsius, one notch
below normal, the minimum temperature at Patiala was 10.5
degrees Celsius.
Among other places, Narnaul settled at a low of 10.6
degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, followed by 11
degrees Celsius at Karnal.

Chandigarh had a minimum of 11.4 degrees Celsius, while
Hisar recorded a low of 11.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above
normal.
Rohtak had a minimum of 11.8 degrees Celsius, two notches
above normal, and Ambala registered a minimum of 11.9 degrees
Celsius.

The MeT forecast overcast conditions with possibility of
light showers at a few places in the region during the next
two days.

PTI