Chandigarh, Nov 22 (UNI) The holy city of Amritsar remained the coldest place in the plains as the night temperature plummeted to 4.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar was followed by Ludhiana where the minimum temperature dropped to 8.1 degrees, one degrees below normal while Patiala was at 8.9 degrees.
In Haryana, the minimum temperature of Ambala settled at nine degrees, one degree below normal, while the minimum at Rohtak was at 10.0 degrees and Hissar at 11.1 degrees, one degree above normal.
There were reports of early morning fog at certain places in both the states.
In the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the sky remained clear and the minimum temperature hovered around 10.2 degrees.
In the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches of the tribal districts received mild snowfall while clear weather prevailed in rest of the parts of the state.
Kalpa remained the coldest place with night temperature at minus 2.2 degrees while Manali was cold at minus 0.8 degrees, two degrees below normal, Bhuntur one degrees, two degrees below normal, Una at two degrees, Sundarnagar at 2.6 degrees and the capital town of Shimla at four degrees, two degrees below normal.
The minimum temperature at Dharamshala was at 6.1 degrees, four degrees below normal, while Mandi recorded 3.6 degrees.
The Met office has forecast mainly clear sky for next 24 hours.
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