The Hush Post| 12:44 pm|one-minute-read|
The extreme cold wave continued in the north across parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab on Monday.
Interestingly, Amritsar’s day temperature is lower than Manali and Chandigarh turned out colder than Shimla.
The visibility reduced considerably in most parts of the two states and common capital Chandigarh in the morning.
“The timings of the primary schools would be from 10 am-3 pm while those of the Middle/High/Senior Secondary schools would be from 10 am-4 pm. The timings of the schools having double shifts have not been changed,” an official statement said here.
Amritsar in Punjab recorded a day temperature of 10.4 degrees Celsius, nine notches below normal limits. Manali in Himachal Pradesh recorded a maximum temperature of 10.8 degrees Celsius, according to the Meteorological Department here.
Chandigarh recorded a high 12.7 deg, Shimla 14.1 in the day time
Similarly, Chandigarh recorded a high of 12.7 deg C. This is down eight notches against the normal, making it even colder than Shimla. Shimla which recorded a high of 14.1 deg C.
Ambala (11.5 deg C), Karnal (11.4 deg C), Patiala (11 deg C) and Ludhiana (11.6 deg C) were among the other places in the two states which recorded below-normal maximums.
The minimum temperatures too hovered a few notches below the normal at many places.
Narnaul was the coldest place in Haryana at 1.7 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Bathinda was the coldest at 4.4 degrees Celsius.
Among other places in Haryana, Sirsa (5.3 deg C), Rohtak (7 deg C), Bhiwani (6.1 deg C), Hisar (6.8 deg C), Karnal (7.5 deg C) and Ambala (6.9 deg C) also experienced a cold night.
Amritsar (5 deg C), Gurdaspur (5 deg C), Faridkot (5.5 deg C), Ludhiana (7.7 deg C), Patiala (7.7 deg C) in Punjab too experienced a cold night, but minimums at Adampur (8.9 deg C) and Pathankot (8.6 deg C) settled within normal limits. Chandigarh recorded a low of 9.1 degrees Celsius.