Cold wave continues to sweep Punjab, Haryana

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Chandigarh, Jan 31 (PTI) Freezing cold conditions continued to persist in Punjab and Haryana on Sunday with minimum temperatures hovering close to zero degree Celsius at Bathinda, Halwara and Sirsa.

Bathinda in Punjab recorded a low of 0.6 degrees Celsius while Halwara reeled at a low of 0.7 degrees Celsius, meteorological department officials said here.

A piercing cold swept Sirsa in Haryana, which recorded a low of 0.8 degrees Celsius.

Cold wave conditions continued unabated in most other places in the two states with minimum temperatures settling well below normal limits.

Narnaul and Karnal in Haryana reeled under severe cold conditions, recording a low of 2.4 degrees Celsius and 2.7 degrees Celsius respectively.

Rohtak (three degrees Celsius), Hisar (3.4 degrees Celsius), Ambala (4.4 degrees Celsius) and Bhiwani (5.1 degrees Celsius) also experienced a cold night.

Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a low of four degrees Celsius.

Adampur in Punjab recorded a minimum temperature of 1.3 degrees Celsius, Faridkot 2.9 degrees Celsius, Amritsar 3.2 degrees Celsius, Ludhiana 3.5 degrees Celsius, Patiala 4.5 degrees Celsius and Pathankot 4.6 degrees Celsius. PTI SUN RC