Cold winds sweep across Punjab, Amritsar coldest

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Jalandhar, Feb 4 (UNI) A clear sky brought little relief from the morning chill as cold winds swept across Punjab today.

The holy city of Amritsar which had light showers yesterday was the coldest place in the state recording 3.4 degrees celsius last night, three degrees below normal.

The night temperature at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Adampur went up by one degree and was recorded at 4.2 degrees. The night temperatures at the IAF base at Halwara however fell by two degrees and was recorded at 5.8 degrees.

The temperatures in the Malwa belt also showed a marginal decrease with Bathinda recording 5.4 degrees last night. However the minimum temperature at the border town of Pathankot showed an upward trend and was registered as 7.2 degrees, up by four degrees from yesterday night.

The met office at Adampur has forecast sunshine during the day with temperatures dropping in the night. There will be fog and mist in the morning hours tomorrow with the sky remaining partially during the day.

The night temperature in the Union Territory of Chandigarh remained more or less the same at 5.4 degrees. The minimum at Ambala was 6.0 degrees.

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