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Punjab, Haryana see sharp dip in mercury


Chandigarh : Punjab, Haryana and their joint capital Chandigarh Wednesday experienced a sudden plunge in the day temperature, owing to isolated spells of rain and an overcast sky.

Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 6.6 degrees Celsius Wednesday. It was 13 degrees Tuesday.

In Punjab, Sikh holy city of Amritsar registered a minimum temperature of 6.4 degrees, which was around eight degrees less than Tuesday’s. Ludhiana and Patiala recorded 6.2 and 7 degrees respectively.

“Due to the rainfall in the last 48 hours in the region and snowfall in Himalayas, a sharp decline in mercury has been registered. We are expecting further dip in the coming days,” said a Met official here.

He added: “We are also expecting moderate to heavy showers in the next two-three days in most parts of the region.”

The minimum temperatures at Ambala, Karnal and Hisar in Haryana were 6.1, 8.8 and 9.1 degrees respectively.