AMRITSAR – With minimum temperature plummeting to sub-zero level in Amritsar, the region reeled under intense cold conditions on this week.
The icy winds in the region to continue for next two-three days and dense fog conditions could be witnessed tomorrow in Karnal area, reducing visibility to about 100 metres. Though there was some cloud formation in some parts of the region due to slight deviation in the western disturbances, but there was no possibility of the rain in near future, said the weather department.
Mercury slipped to minus 1.2 degrees Celsius in Amritsar and 0.2 degree in Hisar. Both these places were much colder than Himachal Pradesh’s hill station, Shimla that recorded a low at 4.4 degrees Celsius. Karnal was the second coldest place in Haryana at two degrees Celsius, which is 6 degrees below the normal. In Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded the minimum at 1.5 and 3 degrees Celsius, respectively. Chandigarh recorded a static minimum of 3 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal.The higher reaches of Himachal continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures. Bhuntar in Kullu district was the coldest place in the state recording a low at minus 2 degrees.