Night temperatures rise in region

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Chandigarh, Nov 29 (UNI) After remaining low yesterday, night temperatures appreciably rose in north-west India today.

Certain areas in the region, including Sarsawa, Suratgarh, Bhatinda and Hindon were enveloped in fog reducing visibility considerably in these areas.

The minimum temperatures rose in Punjab, hovering one degreee to two degrees above normal at various places in the state. Amritsar, which showed 5.6 degree Celsius yesterday, recorded 8.2 degrees today, one degree above normal.

The mercury stayed two degrees above normal at Ludhiana and Patiala, respectively recording 11.0 degrees and 10.9 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperatures also increased in Haryana with Narnaul recording 8.5 degrees and Karnal 10.0 degree Celsius. The temperature also increased at Ambala from 6.8 degrees to 9.0 degrees which was, however, two degrees below normal.

Several areas in Himachal Pradesh were reeling under the cold weather conditions, although the night temperatures rose at many places.

However, people in the tribal areas were facing cold wave. Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur district recorded increase in the temperature from 0.5 degrees to 1.9 degrees.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded the minimum at 2.6 degrees while Bhuntar and Manali in Kullu district respectively reported 3.0 and 4.0 degrees. Icy-cold winds lashed the capital town of Shimla, recording a minimum of 6.2 degrees Celsius.

The temperature appreciably rose in Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana and hovered three degrees above normal.

The city recorded the minimum at 10.6 degrees Celsius against 6.8 degrees registered yesterday.

The Met Office predicted rain or snow at few places in Himachal Pradesh and rain or thundershowers at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab during the next 24 hours. Hailstorm or thundersquall with speed exceeding 45 km per hour is likely to occur at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh.

UNI

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