Widespread rains in Punjab, Haryana; minimum temperature rose

Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 11:44

Chandigarh: Widespread rains lashed most parts of Punjab and Haryana even as minimum temperature rose by five degrees Celsius in the region.

Most parts of Punjab and Haryana received rainfall following which the minimum temperature in the region rose, the MeT office said here today.

While Karnal received 2.8 mm of rains, Chandigarh recorded a rainfall of 2.6 mm.

Ambala received 2.5 mm of rains followed by one mm at Amritsar and 0.7 mm at Ludhiana. Patiala was drenched by 5.1 mm of rains.

The minimum temperatures hovered between one to four degrees Celsius above normal in the region.

Patiala was coldest in the region with a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius.

Among other places, Ludhiana settled at a low of 6.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, followed by seven degrees Celsius each at Narnaul and Gurgaon, two notches above normal.

While Amritsar had a low of 7.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, the minimum temperature at Chandigarh was 8.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Among other places, Hisar settled at a low of 9.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, followed by 9.7 degrees Celsius at Ambala, four notches above normal, and 10.3 degrees Celsius at Rohtak, also four notches above normal.

Barring Hisar and Karnal, most parts in the region had a clear and cloudy sky providing relief from foggy conditions.

The MeT forecast cloudy sky with possibility of light showers in the region.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 11:44

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