HP's tribal areas shiver, fog engulfs parts of Punjab, Haryana

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Chandigarh, Nov 28 (UNI) The tribal belts of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience chilly weather while early morning fog engulfed parts of Punjab and Haryana today.

Night temperature of Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district plummeted to minus 2.8 degrees Celsius followed by Kalpa in the tribal district of Kinnaur where night temperature slightly plunged above from freezing point to 1 degree.

Cold wave swept the tourist resort of Manali where the minimum plummeted to 0.8 degrees against yesterday's 2.2 degrees.

Bhuntar in Kullu district was cold at 2.1, degrees Sundernagar at 3.1 degrees, Solan 3.4 degrees, Una 4.0 degrees and Mandi 4.2 degrees.

Shimla and Nahan got some relief from chilly nights as the minimum temperature showed upward trends from last few days. Night temperature of Shimla was recorded 4 degrees above normal and settled at 10 degrees Nahan recorded 12.5 degrees and Dharamshala was at 8.5 degrees.

In Punjab, Adampur near Jalandhar was the coldest place where the night temperature plummeted to 4.6 degrees three degrees below normal. The minimum at Adampur yesterday was 6.3 degrees.

However, the night temperature in the holy city of Amritsar rose marginally and was recorded at 5.2 degrees, two degrees below normal. Ludhiana recorded 9.7 degrees one degree above normal. The minimum at Halwara in Ludhiana district was recorded at 7.4 degrees, while in the border town of Pathankot it was 7.8 degrees.

The minimum at Patiala was 8.6 degrees.

The minimum at Bathinda in the Malwa belt rose by two degrees from yesterday and was recorded at 10.0 degrees.

The minimum at Chandigarh was 9.0 degrees, one degree above normal.

In Haryana, the weather in Narnaul remained chilly with a minimum at 7.0 degrees, which was three degrees below normal, followed by Ambala 9.0 degrees, Bhiwani 9.0 degrees, Karnal 9.4 degrees and Rohtak 9.7 degrees. However, the night was warmer at Hisar at 12.3 degrees, which was three degree above normal.

The met office has predicted dry weather and clear sky tomorrow with fog and haze in the morning hours.

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