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Amritsar coldest at 0.4 C as cold wave sweeps Punjab, Haryana

PTI   Chandigarh, January 11, 2014
First Published: 13:36 IST(11/1/2014) | Last Updated: 20:11 IST(11/1/2014)

Cold conditions continued to sweep most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with Amritsar reeling under severe chill at 0.4 degrees Celsius.

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Amritsar was the coldest place in the two states recording a four degrees below normal minimum, the MeT here said. Adampur in Jalandhar district was also very cold at 1.4 degrees C.

Ludhiana and Patiala, too, experienced the chill recording respective below normal lows of 5.6 degrees C and 6.3 degrees C.

There was no let up in biting cold conditions at Hisar, which recorded a low of 3 degrees C, while Narnaul's minimum settled at 4.3 degrees C.

Bhiwani also reeled under piercing cold recording a below normal minimum of 3 degrees C, while Karnal experienced a cold night at 4.6 degrees C. Ambala registered a minimum temperature of 5.8 degrees C.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, had a cold night at 6.2 degrees C. However, the weather was bright and sunny during the day on Saturday after fog affected visibility during early morning here. A MeT official said fog also reduced visibility at Ludhiana while misty conditions prevailed at a few other places in the region.

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