Chandigarh coldest at 3.2 C; fog disrupts life in Punjab and Haryana

  • PTI, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 25, 2014 08:13 IST

Union Territory Chandigarh recorded season's coldest night at 3.2 degrees Celsius as severe chill swept the city with fog affecting normal life at many places in Punjab and Haryana.

A bright sun shine greeted the residents of Chandigarh on Wednesday morning, but the minimum temperature dropped three degrees below normal to settle more than two notches since Tuesday.

Freezing cold waves swept Hisar in Haryana on Tuesday as the maximum temperature settled at 10.2 degree Celsius, which was ten notches below normal, the MeT department here said.

The minimum temperature at Hisar on Wednesday settled at 6.7 degree Celsius.

Freezing cold swept Ambala too, which recorded a low of 4.8 degree Celsius, two notches below normal.

Karnal, experienced a cold night at 4.7 degree Celsius, down three notches while biting cold waves also swept Narnaul at 4 degree Celsius.

In Punjab, piercing chill prevailed in Amritsar, where the minimum temperature settled at 4 degree Celsius. Ludhiana recorded a low of 6.6 degree Celsius.

Patiala recorded two degrees below normal minimum temperature at 5.7 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, a MeT official here said fog prevailed at many places in Punjab and Haryana in the morning on Wednesday.

During the past few days, fog has adversely hit normal movement of road, rail and air traffic.

However, an official at the Chandigarh Airport said as weather was clear in the city the flights would operate normally from here, barring those flights which had already been cancelled by some airlines with prior notice.

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