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Punjab, Haryana reel under intense cold waves, rain likely

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Cold wave conditions persisted at many places in Punjab and Haryana, with Narnaul becoming the coldest place in the region by recording a minimum temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius.

A MeT department official said rain was likely to occur at a few places in both the states, including Chandigarh until tomorrow.

"An Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation lies over central Pakistan, its neighbourhood and a few places in Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh which are likely to get rain until tomorrow," he said.

Hisar in Haryana reeled under biting cold conditions and registered a minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees, while Karnal shivered at 4.2 degrees, two notches below normal.

Ludhiana in Punjab witnessed a cold night at 5.7 degrees, while Patiala recorded the minimum temperature of 6.1 degrees, the official said.

Adampur registered a low of 5.8 degrees. Amritsar recorded a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal, he said.

Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, registered a low of 7 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Sun, January 15 2017. 13:22 IST