The maximum temperatures across Punjab and Haryana have plunged sharply as cold wind resurfaced in the two states on Monday after three days of mild rainfall.
While the night temperatures remained above normal despite witnessing a slight drop in comparison to yesterday's temperature, the maximum temperatures have plunged sharply in both the states during the past three days, the MeT Department officials said.
The minimum temperature in Chandigarh was recorded at 7.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. Cold winds in the day time prevailed in Chandigarh.
Ambala registered a minimum temperature at 8.3 degrees Celsius, up by three degrees. While Narnual's low settled at 4.5 degrees Celsius, theminimum temperatures in Karnal, Bhiwani and Hisar were recorded at 7.2,7.6 and 8 degrees Celsius respectively, all above normal.
Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab recorded respective minimum temperatures at 8 and 8.8 degrees Celsius, up by two and three notches respectively.
Amritsar's low settled at 4.6 degrees Celsius, well above the normal range. At most other places in the two states, the maximum temperature yesterday settled between 13-16 degrees Celsius, making the people reel under cold.