Cold conditions prevail in Punjab and Haryana

Elias Hubbard
December 17, 2017

The MeT officials said that fog reduced visibility at a few places in Punjab and Haryana in the morning today.

The minimum temperature in the capital dipped to chilly 8 degrees Celsius in the morning.

In Uttar Pradesh, Meerut recording the 9.2 degrees Celsius and shallow to moderate fog occurred at isolated places in the state.

The night temperature in the city was recorded at 13.6 degree Celsius which was 3 degree Celsius above the normal temperature.

A dense to very dense fog was also witnessed at a few places in the northern parts of the desert state, which affected vehicular traffic, the report said. While the minimum of Amritsar, Patiala, and Ludhiana was 9.3, 9.4 and 10 degrees Celsius respectively.

Chandigarh recorded a minimum of 7 deg C.

However, States of Haryana, Ambala, Hisar, and Karnal experienced cold weather at 10.9 degrees Celsius, 7.7 degrees Celsius and 9.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Cold wave conditions also continued in Himachal Pradesh after mild snowfall on higher reaches in the night.The cold wave sweeping Punjab and Haryana also continued unabated, with Bathinda today reeling at a record minimum temperature of 2.7 degrees Celsius. Jabalpur recorded day temperature at 26 degree Celsius and night temperature at 14.5 degree Celsius.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius last night.

Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, marked an improvement in the night temperature which settled at 7.2 degrees Celsius against the previous night's 6 degrees Celsius. It was the coldest recorded place in the Valley. The weathermen do not forecast any major weather system in the coming two to three days to affect the weather over northwestern plains of the country.

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