Rains lash Punjab, Haryana

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Chandigarh, Jan 6 (PTI) The minimum temperatures stayed above normal levels in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday following rains in both the states.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded its low at 13.6 degrees Celsius, eight degrees above normal, an official of the India Meteorological Department said here.

In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Karnal recorded their respective minimums at 11.9, 11.8 and 13.2 degrees Celsius, up to six degrees above normal.

Minimum temperatures of Narnaul, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa settled at 13.2, 12.8, 7.2 and 13.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded their respective minimums at 12, 11.7 and 13.5 degrees Celsius, up to nine degrees above normal.

The minimum temperatures of Adampur, Halwara, Bathinda, Faridkot and Gurdaspur settled at 10.4, 9.6, 10.5, 12 and 12.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

Among places which witnessed rains in the past 24 hours included Chandigarh (3.4 mm), Ambala (8.3 mm), Hisar (7.6 mm), Karnal (25.8 mm), Bhiwani (11.3 mm), Sirsa (8 mm), Amritsar (12.9 mm), Ludhiana (3.7 mm), Patiala (5.1 mm), Adampur ( 6 mm) and Gurdaspur (5.9 mm). PTI CHS DV DV