Amritsar colder than Shimla as cold wave conditions prevail in Punjab
There was no let up in biting chill at most places in Haryana, with Narnaul recording a low of 4°C. Biting cold also swept Hisar, which recorded a low of 4.2°C.punjab Updated: Jan 16, 2018 14:50 IST
Ongoing old wave continues to sweep the region with Amritsar getting colder than the hill station of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
According to the meteorological department, Amritsar was the coldest place in Punjab and Haryana at a low of 1.2°C, recording two notches below the normal minimum temperature. Shimla recorded 5.7°C on Monday.
Freezing cold also swept Adampur, which recorded a low of 2.4°C, while Halwara reeled at a low of 2.9°C. Piercing cold also swept Bathinda, which registered a low of 3.5°C. Pathankot, too, experienced a cold night at 4.4°C. The respective minimum temperature at Patiala and Ludhiana settled at 6.3°C and 7.6°C.
Chandigarh experienced a cold night at 5.1°C.
There was no let up in biting chill at most places in Haryana, with Narnaul recording a low of 4°C. Biting cold also swept Hisar, which recorded a low of 4.2°C while Karnal’s minimum temperature settled at 4.5°C.
Cold weather conditions also persisted in Sirsa, where the minimum temperature settled at 4.2°C. Rohtak and Ambala recorded respective minimum temperatures of 5.6°C and 5.8°C.
No respite from cold wave conditions in HP
Himachal saw no respite from biting cold wave conditions on Monday as minimum temperatures stayed below normal at most places and hovered around the freezing point.
Una and Palampur recorded minimum temperatures of 3.7°C and 4°C, followed by Nahan at 5.5°C, Shimla at 5.7°C and Dharamsala at 6.2°C. The day temperatures rose marginally as the region had a clear and sunny day and was highest in Una at 24.6°C.
The local MeT office predicted clear skies and continuation of a dry spell in the region over the next six days, adding to the anxiety of farmers and apple growers.