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Cold conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana

Bathinda and Hisar were recorded coldest with 5.6°C and 7.7°C temperature, in both the states

punjab Updated: Dec 21, 2017 17:50 IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
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Commuters make their way through thick fog at Sheran Wala Gate in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan )

Cold conditions continue to prevail in Punjab and Haryana, even when minimum temperature stayed few notches above normal in most parts of both the states.

Fog enveloped several parts of the region, causing inconvenience to commuters. Some places including Ambala, Karnal, Ludhiana and Patiala in both states are engulfed under dense fog as visibility at these places has reduced to less than 50 metres, said an official at the MeT department in Chandigarh.

Bathinda in Punjab was the coldest place with 5.6°C , official said.

Among other places in Punjab, the minimum temperatures in Amritsar and Patiala were 7.9°C and 10.8°C respectively, up to four notches above normal.

Adampur, Ludhiana, Halwara, Gurdaspur and Pathankot braved cold weather at 6.4, 7.5, 7.8, 9.6 and 10.2°C , respectively.

In neighbouring state Haryana, Ambala recorded minimum at 11.6°C , five notches above normal while minimum of Hisar and Karnal was 7.7 and 10.5°C, up to three degrees above normal.

Narnaul, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa experienced cold conditions at 10, 10.2, 8 and 8.3°C respectably, up to four notches above normal levels.

UT witnessed minimum at 10.8°C , four notches above normal.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 17:47 IST