Night temperature rises, rain or snow likely in HP

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Chandigarh, Feb 16 (UNI) After the increase in night temperatures, the day temperatures showed a marked rise in the north-west India with the Sun shinning bright in most parts of the region today.

However, the weather man has predicted snow in high reaches and light to moderate rain in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh and partly cloudy sky in Punjab and Haryana.

The day temperatures in the region shot up and recorded above 20 degrees Celsius in most part of the plains in the region.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded 21.6 degrees Celsius, Ludhiana 24.3 degrees Celsius, Patiala 24.6 degrees. In Haryana, Ambala recorded 23.6 degrees Celsius and Karnal recorded the maximum temperature at 23.0 degrees Celsius. The Union Territory of Chandigarh registered the day temperature at 25.6 degrees Celsius.

In Himachal Pradesh Bhuntur recorded the day temperature at 23.0 degrees Celsius, Sundarnagar recorded 23.9 Celsius, while Shimla recorded 16.2 degrees Celsius.

The people of the region also got some relief from chilly nights as the mercury showed upward movement. In Haryana, Ambala recorded the night temperature at 9.2 degrees Celsius as against 7.9 degress recorded yesterday while Hisar recorded 11.4 degree celcius.

In Punjab, the night temperatures marginally increased in the state, with Amritsar recording 4.5 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana and Patiala showed 9.1 degrees and 9.7 degrees Celsius.

Himachal Pradesh also recorded a rise in the minimum temperatures with the capital town Shimla recording the minimum temperature at 8.2 degrees Celsius as against 6.1 degrees recorded yesterday.

Sunderdnagar recorded 5.1 degrees Celsius against 4.2 degrees recorded yesterday, while Bhuntar recorded 6.0 degrees Celsius.

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