Karnal coldest at 6.4 C, MeT forecast more rains in the region

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Chandigarh, Feb 28 (PTI) Karnal was the coldest placein Haryana today as minimum temperature in the state andneighbouring Punjab continued to hover a few notches belownormal range.

Karnal recorded a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius, down fivenotches, while Hisar, too, experienced the chill at a low of7.5 deg C, down four notches, the MeT said here.

Rohtak recorded a low of 8.6 deg C, down one degree,while Gurgaon and Ambala recorded near similar minimums at9.5 deg C and 9.9 deg C, respectively.

In Punjab, Patiala experienced the chill at 7.7 deg C,down three notches, while the low at Ludhiana was 9.5 deg C,one below normal.

Amritsar recorded a low of 7.5 deg C, down one notch.

The minimum at Chandigarh settled at 9 deg C, one belownormal.

Rains had lashed the region last week while the hillshad experienced fresh spell of snow.

According to the MeT, a western disturbance wasapproaching the northern region, which is likely to bring morerains in Punjab and Haryana by Wednesday.

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