Day temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 09, 2013 14:50 hrs

Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) The day temperatures rose across Punjab and Haryana Wednesday giving a much needed relief to the people from the cold wave conditions that affected life in the region during the past over 10 days.

Chandigarh, which saw a maximum temperature of 8.5 degrees Celsius Tuesday, experienced a much warmer day Wednesday with the maximum temperature touching 19.1 degrees.

"The city witnessed a bright and sunny day Wednesday after a gap of over 10 days. The last two days were terribly cold," Gagan, a resident of sector 8 in the city, said.

The minimum temperature in the city, however, settled at 1.6 degrees Celsius Wednesday.

Met officials here said that chilly winds may sweep through the region in the next three days.

Ambala in Haryana was the coldest with the minimum temperature settling at 0.3 degrees Celsius Wednesday.

The minimum temperatures in Narnaul, Bhiwani and Hisar, all in Haryana, were 1.3 degrees, 2.2 degrees and 2.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

In Punjab, Amritsar was the coldest with a high of 11 degrees and a low of 1.4 degrees, Met officials said. Ludhiana and Patiala had a warmer day Wednesday with highs of 18.4 and 19 degrees, respectively.

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