Some respite from chill in Punjab, Haryana

January 2nd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 2 (IANS) The stinging chill of the last few days let up a little in most parts of Punjab and Haryana Monday as temperatures rose from the sub-zero levels.

Met centre officials said here that Amritsar, which recorded minus 2.1 degrees Friday and minus 0.2 degrees Saturday, recorded a minimum of four degrees Celsius, one degree above average. The maximum temperature in the past 24 hours was 19.4 degrees.

Ludhiana and Patiala recorded highs and lows, respectively, of 19.8 and 7.8 degrees and 20.6 and 10 degrees, respectively. The minimum temperature in Patiala was four degrees above normal.

Haryana’s Hisar town, which had also recorded sub-zero temperature earlier, recorded a low of 5.6 degrees, one degree above average. The maximum temperature was 21.4 degrees, three notches below average.

Chandigarh recorded a minimum of 10.4 degrees, five degrees above average, while the maximum temperature Saturday was 22.2 degrees, two degrees above average.

Met centre officials said fog and mist could occur at a few places in the next two days.

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