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Fog blinds Punjab, Haryana, min temperature rises

PTI  Chandigarh, January 24, 2014
First Published: 12:45 IST(24/1/2014) | Last Updated: 13:56 IST(24/1/2014)

A thick blanket of fog over entire Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today affected the normal life even as the minimum temperature in the region rose by up to four notches above normal at some places.

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The minimum temperature settled at above normal in most parts of the region, the MeT office said here.

However, a thick cover of fog affected air, rail and road traffic in the region due to poor visibility, they said.

In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar settled at a low of six degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

While Chandigarh had a low of 7.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, the minimum temperature at Karnal and Narnaul settled at an identical low of eight degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Among other places, Ludhiana and Patiala had an identical low of 9.2 degrees Celsius, two notches each above normal, followed by 9.7 degrees Celsius at Ambala, also three notches above normal, and 9.8 degrees Celsius at Hisar, which was four notches above normal.

Bhiwani had a low of ten degrees Celsius.

The MeT forecast cloudy conditions with possibility of rains and foggy weather in the morning during the next 24 hours.

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