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 Celsius, one degrees below normal while Patiala was at 8.9 degrees Celsius.
In Haryana, the minimum temperature of Ambala settled at 9.0 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal, while the minimum at Rohtak was at 10.0 degrees Celsius and Hisar at 11.1 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.
There were reports of early morning fog at certain places in Punjab and Haryana.
In the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the sky remained clear and the minimum temperature hovered around 10.2 degrees Celsius.
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 Celsius while Manali was cold at minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees below normal, Bhuntur 1.0 degrees celsius, two degrees below normal, Una at 2.0 degrees celsius, Sundarnagar at 2.6 degrees and the capital town of Shimla at 4.0 degrees celsius, two degrees below normal.
The minimum at Dharamshala was at 6.1 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal, while Mandi recorded 3.6 degrees Celsius.
The Met office has forecast mainly clear sky for next 24 hrs.
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