Cold climatic conditions prevail in region

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Chandigarh, Nov 29 (UNI) People reeled under cold climatic conditions in many parts of northwest India as the minimum temperature stayed low in the region today, dipping to 4.4 degrees Celsius at Adampur.

Cold surface winds blew across the region even as the Sun shone bright and clear during the day.

Adampur in Jalandhar district continued to be the coldest place in Punjab, recording the night temperature at 4.4 degrees, 3 degrees below normal.

The holy city of Amritsar recorded the minimum temperature at 4.5 degrees, followed by Halwara, near Ludhiana, registering 5.4 degrees, Patiala 6.9 degrees, Pathankot 7.4 degrees and Bhatinda 8.0 degrees.

In Haryana, Narnaul in Mahendergarh district turned out to be the coldest place recording the minimum at 7.0 degrees, three degrees below normal.

The minimum hovered at 7.6 degrees at Ambala while Rohtak and Karnal recorded a low of 8.3 degrees and 8.8 degrees respectively.

The temperature also fell at Bhivani recording 9.2 degrees. Hisar, however, showed three degrees above normal temperature at 11.6 degrees.

Cold wave conditions prevailed in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. A severe cold wave swept the tribal district of Lahaul spiti where the minimum hovered below freezing point. Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul Spiti district, recorded the minimum at minus 2.7 degrees while Kalpa in Kinnaur district showed 3.0 degrees.

Kullu valley was under the impact of cold climatic following further drop in the temprature. The minimum dipped to 2.0 degrees at Bhuntar in Kullu district and to 3.1 degrees at Sundernagar in Mandi district.

Shimla and Nahan were appreciably warmer. The capital town recorded an increase in the minimum temperature to 13.0 degrees, seven degrees above normal while Nahan, headquarters of Sirmour district, registered 13.6 degrees.

The minimum hovered one degree below normal at Chandigarh recordig 6.6 degrees.

The weather will be mainly dry in the region during the next 24 hours, according to the Met office here.

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