Cold wave lessens as mercury rises slightly in Punjab, Haryana

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh

In a relief from the ongoing cold wave conditions, minimum temperatures on Sunday rose and hovered close to or above normal range at several places in Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a low of 9.4 degrees Celsius, which was four notches above normal, a meteorological department official said here.

Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Adampur, Faridkot and Pathankot in Punjab registered above normal minimums at 7.4, 9.9, 9.2, 10, 7.5 and 7.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The minimum temperatures at Halwara and Bathinda settled within normal limits at 6.4 degrees Celsius each. However, Gurdaspur recorded below normal low at 5.2 degrees Celsius. In Haryana’s Ambala, Karnal and Sirsa, minimum temperatures were above normal at 8.1, 7.4 and 8.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The minimums at Rohtak and Bhiwani settled within normal range at 6 degrees Celsius and 6.8 degrees Celsius, respectively. However, Narnaul experienced a cold night as the minimum temperature settled below normal at 3.5 degrees Celsius. / PTI /

(editor@dailyworld.in)

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