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It's freezing in Punjab, Haryana

December 09, 2010 14:48 IST

As severe cold conditions continue to prevail in Punjab and Haryana, one person died in Jalandhar due to the inclement weather, taking the death toll in the region to two.

The body of a 35-year-old man was found on Wednesday near GT Road in Paragpur area of Jalandhar, police said. A beggar had died due to the cold in Jalandhar on December 6.

The two neighbouring states have been reeling under a cold wave with night temperatures ranging upto 2 degrees Celsius below normal at some places.

The mercury hovered between 3 degrees C above normal to 2 degrees C below normal at many places in the region, the Met office said in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Hisar recorded a night temperature of 4.8 deg C, which is two notches below normal, while Bathinda settled at 3.3 deg C.

While Narnaul settled at a low of 5.5 deg C, the minimum at Amritsar was 4.8 deg C.

Among other places, Bhiwani and Karnal had an identical low of 6.8 deg C followed by Ludhiana at 6.9 deg C.

Rohtak had a low of 6.1 deg C which was one notch below normal, while the minimum at Chandigarh was 9.7 deg C, three notches above normal.

Ambala settled at 7.7 deg C and Patiala at 7.4 deg C. While Adampur recorder a minimum temperature of 6.7 deg C, Halwara and Pathankot settled at 5.9 deg C and 7.8 deg C respectively.

Some places in the region, including Ambala, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Bathinda, Jalandhar and Gurdaspur, were engulfed under fog in the morning, reducing visibility upto a few metres only.

The met office has forecast a further dip in night as well as day temperatures during the next 48 hours.



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