Cold wave, fog affect life in Punjab, Haryanapunjab Updated: Dec 16, 2017 22:57 IST
Cold wave conditions and fog continued to affect normal life in several places across Punjab and Haryana on Friday with the maximum temperature in the day dropping by six to nine degrees Celsius compared to normal. One death was reported due to the cold.
Chandigarh recorded a high of 13 degrees, nine degrees below normal, making it even colder than the hill station of Shimla which recorded a maximum temperature of 13.9 degrees.
With snowfall at some places in the higher reaches of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh in the past three-four days, icy winds swept the region, forcing people to take precautions against the cold wave conditions.
In Haryana, Bhiwani, Karnal and Ambala recorded highs of 14.8, 15 and 15.1 degrees respectively, seven degrees below normal.
Officials said that one unidentified person, said to be a beggar, was found dead near a temple in Ambala city. He is believed to have died due to the cold.
The minimum temperate in Haryana’s Narnaul town was recorded at 4 degrees while Hisar saw a low of 4.9 degrees.