Amritsar coldest at 3.2 °C; fog disrupts movement

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 25, 2014 16:59 IST

Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest at 3.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday as severe chill swept the city with fog affecting normal life at many places in Punjab and Haryana.

Cold wave conditions continued unabated in region, which restricting vehicular movement in both the states.

Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest place in the state recording a minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, the MeT Department officials said.

Ludhiana and Patiala recorded near similar minimum temperatures at 7.2 deg C and 7.4 deg C. With fog returning in Chandigarh, it recorded a minimum temperature of 6.6 deg C.

Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the state recording a minimum temperature of 3.3 deg C, three notches below normal.

Karnal and Ambala also experienced the chill registering below normal lows of 5.8 deg C and 6.6 deg C, respectively.

Hisar recorded a cold night at 5.7 deg C. During the past few days the day temperatures at Hisar have registered a sharp fall.

Yesterday, the town recorded a high of 10.4 deg C, which was twelve notches below normal, making it much colder than Shimla, where yesterday's maximum settled at 13.6 deg C.

The day temperatures at most other places in Haryana and Punjab have been settling a few notches below normal. Reduced visibility levels due to fog has adversely hit air, rail and road traffic in the region.

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