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  • Cold wave sweeps north India

    Published on December 13, 2010

    Cold conditions continued to prevail in most parts of North India particularly Punjab and Haryana on Monday while Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir got some reprieve as the minimum temperature stayed nearly 10 degrees below the freezing point.

    Intense cold waves continued to sweep most parts of Punjaband Haryana, with Hisar reeling at a minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius on Monday.

    While the mercury at Hisar settled four notches below normal, Ambala also braved the cold weather registering a minimum of 4.7 deg C, down two notches, the MeT said in Chandigarh.

    Narnaul also shivered at a low of 4.2 deg C, down three degrees.

    Karnal recorded a minimum of 6.4 deg C, down three degrees, while respective lows at Rohtak and Gurgaon settled at 5.3 deg C and 7.5 deg C.

    The mercury at Chandigarh also dropped as cold gripped the city. The minimum here was 5.8 deg C, one below normal.

    In Punjab, Patiala experienced a cold night at 5.9 deg C, down by a degree.
    Ludhiana registered a low of 6.3 deg C, one below normal, but the low at Amritsar rose slightly to settle at 6.8 deg C, up two degrees.

    The MeT said that fog reduced visibility early this morning at some places, including Karnal and Rohtak in Haryana.

    The cold conditions are likely to continue over the next few days in the region, the MeT said.

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