Temperatures rise marginally at many place in northern plains
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 23:42
  
New Delhi: Night temperatures rose marginally at many places in the northern plains as the mercury in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir fell to a freezing minus 11.4 degree celsius.

Rohtak, which was the coldest place in Punjab and Haryana yesterday at 4.2 degrees, today saw the mercury rise to seven degrees.

The minimum also rose marginally in Chandigarh which recorded a low of 9.4 degrees, one above normal while in Hisar the mercury settled at 12.4 degrees, four marks above normal.

The Met office said Amritsar was the coldest place in Punjab and Haryana, experiencing a minimum of 4.4 degrees.

However, the mercury fell in most parts of Kashmir valley below the zero mark with hill resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg experiencing chilly nights at minus 2.7 and minus 2.8 degrees respectively.

The summer capital saw the minimum settle at 0.6 degrees even though the day temperature continued to be three degrees above average at 15.2 degrees. Jammu recorded a high of 24 degrees and a low of 9.2 degrees celsius.

In Ladakh region, Leh recorded a night temperature of minus 11.4 degrees and Kargil minus five degrees.

In the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, the cold loosened its grip in the lower areas even as the higher reaches experienced sub-zero temperatures.

Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, had a freezing night at minus seven degrees, the lowest in the state, the Met office said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 23:42


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