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Severe cold wave sweeps Punjab, Haryana

india Updated: Dec 26, 2010 12:24 IST

A severe cold wave on Sunday swept Punjab and Haryana as the minimum temperature dipped at many places, with Narnaul reeling at 1 degree Celsius while heavy fog affected normal life at many places.

As freezing cold gripped Narnaul in Haryana, the minimum temperature there dropped five degrees below normal, a MeT official said in Chandigarh.

Ambala, too, came under the influence of piercing chill by registering a low of 2.3 deg C, down by five notches, while Hisar experienced a cold night at 4.6 deg C, down by one degree.

Bhiwani recorded a minimum temperature of 5 deg C, down one notch, while Rohtak registered a low of 5.8 deg C.

The chill also swept Chandigarh, which recorded a minimum temperature of 5.4 deg C, down one degree.

In Punjab, icy winds restricted the mercury to 3.4 deg C, down four degrees, while the minimum temperature at Amritsar was 4.1 deg C.

The cold wave also continued unabated in Ludhiana, which settled at a minimum temperature of 4.6 deg C, down one degree.

The MeT department said that heavy fog reduced visibility early today at Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab and at Hisar, Karnal, Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana.

According to reports, normal movement of vehicular traffic was also affected at many places due to fog.