Cold conditions today prevailed in Punjab and Haryana, with mercury hovering below the normal range, a day after the two States were lashed by moderate to heavy rains.

Chandigarh recorded a low of 6.9 degrees Celsius. Heavy rains had lashed the city during the past two days.

In Haryana, Hisar recorded 4.6 deg C last night after being lashed by heavy rains. Karnal, which received a heavy downpour of 22.2 mm, today recorded a low of 6.4 deg C, one degree below normal, the MeT said.

In Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala had a low of 5 deg C and 7.8 deg C, respectively after receiving moderate rains yesterday. Amritsar saw the minimum settling at 7 deg C after receiving showers yesterday.

The MeT in its forecast said light rain may occur at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana until tomorrow.

(This article was published on January 19, 2013)
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