New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) Mercury today continued itsupward trend in most parts of the northern region as coldconditions relented further providing relief to the people.
Delhiites welcomed a sunny day which saw the maximumrising to 28.4 deg C, two notches higher than yesterday''s anda departure of six degree from the normal of this season.
The minimum was recorded at 9.6 deg C, which was twodegrees higher than the normal at this season.
Minimum temperatures rose by few notches in HimachalPradesh with Shimla and Palampur recording a low of 10.3 deg Cand 10.5 deg C, nine degree and seven degree above normal.
Sundernagar, Solan, Nahan and Mandi recorded nighttemperatures of 6.1 deg C, 5 deg C, 8.5 deg C and 8 deg C,respectively.
Dharamsala and Una recorded a low of 6.5 deg C and 5.5deg C, while Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur district recorded a lowof 1 deg C, five degree above normal.
Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district whichrecorded 10 cm of fresh snow, recorded a low of minus 8 deg Cand maximum of 3.5 deg C, eight degree above normal.
The maximum temperatures also remained five to 10.5degree above normal with Shimla recording a high of 21 deg C.
Mandi recorded a maximum of 24.8 deg C, followed bySundernagar at 24.5 deg C, Bhuntar at 22.5 deg C, Una at 21.6deg C and Dharamshala at 20.4 deg C.
Punjab and Haryana, also, saw increase in nighttemperatures with the minimum rising by upto six degrees abovenormal.
The minimum temperatures hovered between one to sixdeg C above normal in most parts of the two states, the MeToffice said.
Patiala in Punjab was the coldest place with a low of6.4 deg C, which was one notch below normal.
While the low in Karnal settled at 6.6 deg C, onenotch below normal, the minimum at Hisar was 6.8 deg C.Narnaul had a low of 7.4 deg C, one notch above normal,followed by Ludhiana at 8 deg C, also one notch above normal.
Among other places, Rohtak settled at a low of 8.1 degC, one notch above normal, Ambala recorded a low of 8.4 deg C,one notch above normal, and Gurgaon experienced 9.9 deg C,four notches above normal.
Chandigarh experienced a low of 9.8 deg C, threenotches above normal, while the minimum at Amritsar was 10.8deg C, which was six notches above normal.
Similarly, mercury rose by a few degrees in parts ofRajasthan where night temperature ranged between 8.8 deg C to16 deg C.
Sriganganagar recorded a low of at 8.8 deg C, followedby Churu at 9.1 deg C, Dabok at 10.4 deg C. The Pink Cityexperienced a minimum of 11.6 deg C.