Minimum temperatures hover above normal in Punjab and Haryana

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Chandigarh, Jan 24 (PTI) Minimum temperatures hovered above normal limits in Punjab and Haryana on Sunday and a thick blanket of fog engulfed most places in the two states, reducing visibility levels.

While night temperatures hovered above normal, cold weather conditions persisted during the day at most places.

According to Meteorological Department officials here, Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 11.2 degrees Celsius.

Amritsar in Punjab recorded a low of 6 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana and Patiala too recorded above normal minimum temperatures at 8.6 degrees Celsius and 8.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Pathankot (8.1 degrees Celsius), Adampur (8.9 degrees Celsius), Halwara (8.1 degrees Celsius), Faridkot (7 degrees Celsius) and Gurdaspur (8 degrees Celsius) also recorded above normal minimum temperatures.

In Haryana, Ambala (9.9 degrees Celsius), Hisar (7.4 degrees Celsius), Karnal (9 degrees Celsius), Narnaul (8 degrees Celsius), Rohtak (10.4 degrees Celsius), Bhiwani (9.2 degrees Celsius) and Sirsa (7.4 degrees Celsius) recorded above normal minimum temperatures.

The MeT officials said fog engulfed various places, including Chandigarh, Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Sonipat, Bhiwani, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, Faridkot and Gurdaspur. PTI SUN SNE