Punjab, Haryana reel under cold wave

  • PTI, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2016 18:24 IST

Cold wave continued to persist across Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, with Amritsar recording a low of 2.6°C.

Besides Amritsar, where last night’s temperature dropped by two notches, the minimum temperatures also hovered a few notches below normal at various parts of the two states.

Fog engulfed the region again during early morning affecting normal life in both states.

Ludhiana and Patiala braved cold weather recording below normal at minimum at 6.2°C and 5°C, respectively, the MeT Department report said here.

Meanwhile, Ambala and Karnal in Haryana also witnessed chill during day time yesterday as the maximum temperature hovered between 10 to 11 degrees.

Union Territory of Chandigarh experienced a cold night as minimum temperature settled at 6.6°C.

In Haryana’s Ambala and Hisar minimum temperature settled at 5.6°C and 5.5°C respectively, both down by two notches each.

Narnaul recorded a low of 5.5°C.

The MeT department in its forecast said cold weather conditions will continue in Punjab and Haryana while fog will occur at some places in both states during early morning and late evening hours over the next two days.

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