Rain expected in Punjab, Haryana next week

Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Most parts of Punjab, Haryana and their shared capital Chandigarh registered a plunge in temperatures Saturday. Isolated spells of rainfall are expected in the region next week.

Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 9.2 degrees Celsius, five degrees below average.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a low of 8.6 degrees, three degrees below normal. Patiala and Ludhiana recorded lows of 8.7 and 9.2 degrees respectively.

‘Due to the presence of western disturbances, the region can get isolated spells of rainfall in the next two-three days. Both day and night temperatures are already below normal and we are expecting further dip after the rainfall,’ said a Met official here.

In Haryana, minimum temperatures in Ambala, Hisar and Karnal were 9.3, 11.8 and 9.4 degrees respectively.

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