Biting cold conditions continue in Punjab, Haryana


Chandigarh, December 28

Biting cold conditions continued in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday, with Bathinda being the coldest place in the region, according to a report issued by the Meteorological Department here.

A thick blanket of fog also enveloped many parts of both the states, thus reducing visibility.

In Punjab, Bathinda shivered at one degree Celsius, the report said.

Amritsar recorded its low at 2.8 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana’s minimum temperature was 6.4 degrees Celsius.

Patiala, Pathankot, Faridkot and Gurdaspur recorded their respective minimums at 6.8, 7.1, 3.5 and 4.7 degrees Celsius.

Chandigarh recorded its minimum temperature at 5.1 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Narnaul experienced cold weather conditions at 4 degrees Celsius.

Among other places in the state, Ambala’s minimum temperature was 6.7 degrees Celsius while Hisar’s low was 4.3 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperatures of Karnal, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa settled at 6.7, 8.2, 4.3 and 5.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.