No let up in cold wave, Haryana shivers at minus 0.7 Celsius temperature
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There was no let up in biting cold wave sweeping Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with Narnaul registering sub-zero temperature today.
Narnaul in Haryana, whose minimum temperature of minus 3 deg C yesterday was the lowest since 1969, today registered a low of minus 0.7 deg C, six notches below normal, the MeT office said here.
Chandigarh, where yesterday's maximum of 6.1 deg C, had broken all previous records, today experienced the season's coldest night as minimum further dropped to 1.5 deg C, down five notches.
People in the two states covered themselves with heavy woollens while lighting of fires along the roadsides and sipping hot beverages was a common sight.
Keeping in view the biting cold conditions, all schools here have been ordered to remain closed till Sunday.
During the past few days, foggy weather here has caused major disruptions of the flight schedule.
Bhiwani in Haryana also braved an extremely cold night recording a minimum of 0.5 deg C.
There was no relief from cold for Hisar and Ambala residents, where the respective lows settled at 2.5 deg C and 2.3 deg C.
In Punjab, piercing chill swept Bathinda, where the minimum settled at 0.2 deg C, down six notches.
Adampur recorded a low of 1.8 deg C followed by Patiala, where the minimum settled at 2.1 deg C.
Amritsar and Ludhiana also reeled under biting cold recording respective below normal minimums of 2.8 deg C and 3 deg C.
Severe cold sweeping the region for the past few days has claimed 13 lives in Punjab and four in Haryana.
Meanwhile, a thick blanket of fog continued to envelop many parts of Punjab and Haryana reducing visibility considerably.
In the wake of dense fog, air, rail and road traffic in the region has been affected.
Unscheduled power cuts at many places in the region have also added to the woes of the people.
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