Night temperatures further rise in north-west region

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Chandigarh, Feb 29 (UNI) Night temperatures further rose in north-west India even as certain areas remained shrouded in fog today.

The minimum, however, stayed below normal by one degreee in Punjab and upto three degrees in Haryana while hovering above normal in Himachal Pradesh.

Light rain or snow is likely to occur at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and the weather will be mainly sunny in Punjab and Haryana during the next 48 hours, according to the Met Office here.

Certain areas, including Amritsar, Halwara and Sarsawa experienced fog which, however, disappeared as the day advanced.

While night temperatures further increased in Punjab, Amritsar recorded a slight fall in the minimum temperature to 7.4 degrees against 7.8 degrees registered yesterday.

Ludhiana and Patiala recorded a slight increase in the minimum temperatures, respectively showing 8.8 degrees and 9.7 degrees celsius.

Night temperatures also showed an upward movement in Haryana with Narnaul in Mahendergarh district recording 8.0 degrees, two degrees below normal, and Hissar 12.9 degrees.

The minimum temperature, however, declined in Ambala from yesterday's 10.6 degrees to 9.8 degrees and remained static at 7.8 degrees at Karnal.

The night temperatures also increased in Himachal Pradesh with State capital Shimla recording drastic rise to 11.0 degrees which was seven degrees above normal.

Dharamsala, headquarters of Kangra district, recorded the minimum temperature at 11.5 degrees, followed by Bhuntar in Kullu district registering 5.8 degrees, Sundernagar in Mandi district 6.5 degrees and Una 4.4 degrees celsius.

After plummeting yesterday, the minimum temprature rose in Chandigarh recording 11.2 degrees against 9.2 degrees recorded yesterday.

Delhi also registered an increase in the minimum with Safderjung showing 10.7 degrees against 10.0 degrees recorded yesterday.

Kashmir valley continued to reel under cold conditions with Srinagar recording the minimum at 0.7 degrees. However, Jammu recorded the night temperature at 13.5 degrees, two degrees above normal.

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