After a brief respite from cold weather conditions, the minimum temperature in Punjab and Haryana on Friday settled several notches below the normal level with mercury recording less than 10 degrees celsius at most places in the two states.
Hisar in Haryana recorded the lowest temperature of 6.7 degrees celsius, four degrees below normal, a MeT department report said on Friday.
Karnal and Narnaul recorded minimum of 7 degrees celsius and 6.8 degrees celsius, respectively, up to three degrees below the normal level while Ambala and Bhiwani settled at 11.9 degrees celsius and 9 degrees Celsius, respectively, it said.
Union Territory Chandigarh recorded the minimum of 9.2 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal.
In Punjab, Ludhiana registered a low of 7 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal while Amritsar and Patiala settled at 9.4 degrees Celsius and 9 degrees Celsius, respectively, the MeT said.
Notably, in past few days, the minimum temperatures at most of places in Punjab and Haryana had been recorded several degrees above the normal level and in some cases in excess of 10 degrees Celsius, giving respite from cold weather conditions to the people.
Yesterday, even the maximum temperature stayed below or equal to the normal level and ranged between 22-26 degrees Celsius at various places in Punjab and Haryana.
MeT department has predicted dry weather conditions in the next 24 hours in Punjab and Haryana.