Cold conditions abate in Punjab, Haryana

New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) Cold conditions today recededin Punjab and Haryana where the minimum temperatures surged byseven notches above normal, while strong winds kept themercury lower in Himachal Pradesh.

Delhi recorded a maximum of 27.1 deg C and minimum of12.7 deg C, both five degrees above normal. The humidityoscillated between 50 and 95 per cent.

The mercury had touched 29.8 deg C yesterday, whilethe minimum was 11.1 deg C.

In Haryana, Ambala and Hisar recorded a low of 11.6deg C and 14 deg C, up by four and seven degrees respectivelywhile Chandigarh experienced a low of 13.2 deg C.

Rohtak, Karnal and Narnaul recorded a maximum of 12.6deg C, 14 deg C and 11.4 deg C respectively.

In Himachal, the tribal areas of Kinnaur and Lahauland Spiti experienced another spell of mild snowfall whileShimla, Narkanda and higher hills received scanty rainfall.

Palampur, Mandi, Nahan, Sundernagar, Bhuntar and Unarecorded maximum temperatures of 12.5 deg C, 11.1 deg C, 10.8deg C, 10.7 deg C, 9.5 deg C and 9 deg C, respectively.

Una was the hottest in the hill state with the maximumtemperature staying at 26 deg C, followed by Nahan at 25.6 degC, Solan 23 deg C, Sundernagar 18.6 deg C, Mandi 17.8 deg C,Dharamshala 16.8 deg C, Bhuntar 12.6 deg C and Kalpa 2.7 degC.

The local MeT office has predicted rains or snow invarious parts of the state during the next 72 hours.

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