Punjab, Haryana under cold spell after rains

December 13, 2018 07:57 PM

The temperatures dropped at many places in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, a day after rain lashed the two states.

Bathinda in Punjab was the coldest place in the two states recording a minimum temperature of 4.3 degrees Celsius.

Rain lashed several places in the two states, including Chandigarh, on Wednesday, a Meteorological (MeT) Department official said here.

He said many places in Haryana and Punjab received rain during the night too.


Halwara at 5.3 degrees Celsius, Faridkot 6 degrees Celsius, Adampur 6.5 degrees Celsius, Amritsar 6 degrees Celsius and Ludhiana 6.2 degrees Celsius, too, experienced a cold night.

However, the minimum temperatures in Patiala at 9.6 degrees Celsius, Pathankot 11.2 degrees Celsius and Gurdaspur 8 degrees Celsius settled within the normal limits, he said.

In Haryana, Hisar experienced a cold night recording a low of 7.9 degrees Celsius; Sirsa at 7.2 degrees Celsius and Narnaul at 7.2 degrees Celsius also recorded below normal minimums.

Ambala at 10 degrees Celsius, Karnal 9 degrees Celsius, Bhiwani 10.4 degrees Celsius and Rohtak at 11 degrees Celsius recorded above normal minimums.

Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 9.7 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, after the rain, the maximum temperatures at most places in the two states dropped sharply on Wednesday.

Patiala in Punjab had recorded a maximum temperature of 13.6 degrees Celsius, eight notches below normal.

Karnal in Haryana had registered a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius, down four notches while Chandigarh’s maximum had settled at 16.3 degrees Celsius, six degrees below normal. PTI

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