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No relief from freezing cold in Pb & Har, fog continues

chandigarh Updated: Jan 06, 2011 15:33 IST

Severe cold wave sweeping Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Thursday continued unabated, with fog once again throwing normal life out of gear.

Freezing cold gripped Narnaul in Haryana, which was the coldest place in the two states, recording a low of 0.5 degrees Celsius, down four notches, the MeT said here.

Icy cold winds swept Hisar, which recorded a low of 1.8 deg C, down three degrees, while the minimum at Bhiwani was 3 deg C, down three notches.

Rohtak and Gurgaon also braved the chill recording respective minimums of 4 deg C and 5.5 deg C.

Ambala recorded a low of 5.3 deg C, while the low at Karnal was 3.4 deg C, four below normal.

The MeT said heavy fog had engulfed most places in the two states early today.

Most places in the two states were covered under thick fog affecting movement of vehicular traffic at many places, while some trains were also delayed due to bad weather.

After recording its coldest day ever at a maximum of 7.4 deg C yesterday, the minimum at Chandigarh today settled at 5.7 deg C.

In Punjab, freezing chill swept Ludhiana and Patiala which recorded respective lows of 3.7 deg C and 3.5 deg C, both down by three notches each.

Amritsar recorded a low of 4.8 deg C, two degrees above normal.

The maximum temperatures in the region yesterday also settled 5-14 notches below normal.

The MeT forecast says that cold conditions are likely to continue in the two states and Chandigarh till Saturday.