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Cold wave sweeps Punjab & Haryana

PTI  Chandigarh, December 29, 2013
First Published: 13:42 IST(29/12/2013) | Last Updated: 13:44 IST(29/12/2013)

Cold wave conditions had the most of Punjab and Haryana under its grip for the past few days, with Hisar having recorded the coldest temperature plummeting several notches below normal.

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Hisar in Haryana reeled under biting cold at minus 0.8 degrees celsius, MeT department said here today.

Freezing cold also swept Narnaul, which recorded a low of 0.1 degrees celsius, six below normal while Bhiwani experienced severe chill recording a minimum of 1.4 degrees celsius.

Ambala recorded a low of 6.3 degrees celsius.

While in Punjab, Adampur in Jalandhar district continued to be the coldest place, recording a low of 0.5 degrees celsius.

Amritsar too shivered at a low of 1.6 degrees celsius with Patiala and Ludhiana recording minimum temperatures of 5.6 degree celsius and 6.2 degrees celsius respectively.

Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, also reeled under biting chill recording a low of 4.4 degrees celsius.

Meanwhile, a MeT official said that fog had lifted and the weather was sunny in most places in the two states including Chandigarh.

Cold wave conditions are likely to continue in the region for the next few days, he added.

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