Cold wave prevails in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave prevails in Punjab, Haryana
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Chandigarh: Intense cold wave conditions persisted in Punjab and Haryana on Sunday, with the mercury plunging several degrees below the normal and fog cover over a few areas, including Ludhiana.

Karnal was the coldest place in Haryana with a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal, a Meteorological Department official said.

Bathinda and Adampur were the coldest in Punjab at 3.3 degrees Celsius each.

Among other places in Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala shivered at 4 degrees Celsius, 5.4 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius respectively.

Pathankot, Halwara, Faridkot and Gurdaspur recorded minimum temperatures of 5.1 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees Celsius, 3.7 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Haryana, Hisar, Ambala and Narnaul recorded lows of 4.2 degrees Celsius, 7.2 degrees Celsius and 4.9 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa, the minimum temperatures were recorded at 6 degrees Celsius, 7.1 degrees Celsius and 5.8 degrees Celsius respectively.

Union Territory Chandigarh, joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded a minimum of 5.6 degrees Celsius.