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Cold wave sweeps Punjab & Haryana

PTI  Chandigarh, December 25, 2013
First Published: 14:23 IST(25/12/2013) | Last Updated: 14:25 IST(25/12/2013)

Biting cold wave sweeping Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today further intensified with minimum temperatures recording a dip at some places, even though there was some relief from the foggy conditions.

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Chandigarh recorded the season's coldest night at 5.7 degrees celsius. However, it was a fog-less day and a bright sun shine greeted the residents here.

According to the MeT here, Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place recording a low of 3.2 degrees celsius, down three notches followed by Hisar, which shivered at 3.8 degrees celsius, also down three degrees.

Bhiwani and Karnal, too, experienced the chill recording respective below normal minimums of 4.6 degrees celsius and 4.8 degrees celsius.

Ambala, too, had a cold night at 6.8 degrees celsius.

In Punjab, Amritsar shivered at a low of  5.2 degrees celsius, while respective minimums at Ludhiana and Patiala settled at 6.6 degrees celsius and 7 degrees celsius.

A MeT official said here that fog had lifted from most of the places in the two states today, though misty conditions prevailed this morning at a few places.

He said that cold weather conditions would continue in the region during the next few days.

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