Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Cold Wave Sweeps North India; Amritsar Shivers At 1.8 Degree Celsius

As cold wave conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar and Narnaul in the respective states became the coldest regions today, recording a minimum temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius.

Narnaul in Haryana and Amritsar in Punjab recorded their minimum temperatures at 1.8 degrees Celsius, both four notches below normal limits.

Ludhiana (4.5 degrees Celsius) and Patiala (5 degrees Celsius) also experienced a cold night, the MeT Department said.

As cold waves swept the region, Chandigarh recorded the season's coldest night so far at 4.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.

Apart from Narnaul, other places in Haryana which shivered under biting chill included Hisar, which recorded a low of 2.9 degrees Celsius, down four notches while Karnal recorded a low of 3.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal limit.

Ambala also had a cold night at 5.4 degrees Celsius , down one notch.

According to the MeT, foggy conditions prevailed at few places in the region today including, Ludhiana and Karnal.

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