Respite from cold in Punjab, Haryana

Cold conditions abated a bit in most parts of Punjab and Haryana today as minimum temperature rose by up to six notches above normal in both states.

Chandigarh saw a low of 8.1 deg C, up by three notches above normal, the Met office said here today.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a minimum of 10.4 deg C, up by six degrees above normal while Ludhiana and Patiala had minimum temperature of 8.8 deg C and 7.4 deg C.

In Haryana, Karnal recorded the lowest at 5 deg C, down by 2 degrees below normal.

Ambala and Hisar recorded a low of 7.6 deg C and 8 deg C respectively. Narnaul and Bhiwani recorded night temperature at 8.5 deg C and 8.2 deg C.

Cloudy conditions also prevailed in various parts of Punjab and Haryana due to western disturbances.

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