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Temperature in north India continue to dip

Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Cold wave conditions persisted in north India Wednesday as mercury in most parts continued to dip.

Adampur town near Jalandhar city in Punjab continued to be below freezing point with a minimum temperature of minus three degrees Celsius. The town, a major Indian Air Force (IAF) base, had recorded a temperature of minus five Tuesday.

Sikh holy city of Amritsar too continued with its freezing temperature of minus 1.8 degrees – just a shade better than Tuesday’s minus 2.4 degrees.

Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab recorded a minimum of 1.1 and 1.2 degrees respectively, nearly six degrees below normal.

In Haryana, Narnaul town recorded the lowest temperature at zero degree. Karnal and Ambala recorded 0.2 and 0.3 degrees respectively.

Chandigarh – the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana – recorded the season’s low of 1.4 degrees Celsius.

Met officials here said that the cold wave would continue for the next 48 hours, starting Wednesday morning.