Cold condition intensifies in Punjab, Haryana
The icy cold wave sweeping across Punjab and Haryana intensified with minimum temperature in most parts of the region plunging by upto three degrees Celsius.india Updated: Jan 17, 2011 11:50 IST
The icy cold wave sweeping across Punjab and Haryana intensified with minimum temperature in most parts of the region plunging by upto three degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in parts of Punjab and Haryana hovered between one to two degrees Celsius below normal, aggravating the cold conditions in the region, the MeT office said on Monday.
Amritsar continued to be coldest place in the region with a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius, which was two notches below normal.
While Narnaul braved a low of four degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature at Bhiwani was 4.6 degrees Celsius.
Among other places, Hisar shivered at a low of 4.7 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, followed by five degrees Celsius each at Patiala and Chandigarh, one notch each below normal.
Ludhiana settled at a low of 4.9 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, the minimum at Karnal and Rohtak was 5.4 degrees Celsius each.
Most parts of Punjab had mist in the morning reducing visibility considerably.
Besides, icy cold wave swept across the region, confining people indoors.
The MeT forecast dry weather in the region for the next two days.