A sudden change in weather,along with dust storms hitting a few places,has led to steep fall in minimum temperatures across Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday. The minimum temperatures in the region fell between 6-11 degrees Celsius,the Met Department said here.
Chandigarh,which on Tuesday had recorded a minimum of 23.2 degrees C,registered a low of 12.2 degrees C on Wednesday.
While Ambala in Haryana recorded a low of 12.5 degrees C,Hisar also experienced a cold night at 10.5 degrees C. Karnal was the coolest place in the state registering a low of 9.4 degrees C,which was five notches below normal. Rohtak and Bhiwani also recorded below normal at 11.1 degrees C and 10 degrees C,respectively.
In Punjab,Amritsar experienced 9.4 degrees C,while Ludhiana recorded a low of 11.6 degrees C. Patiala recorded a minimum of 10.5 degrees C. The local MeT department has asked farmers to delay irrigating crops over the next two days owing to windy conditions.
The change in weather in the region happened due to western disturbance, Chandigarh MeT department Director Surender Paul said.
We have urged farmers to delay irrigating crops as cool and windy conditions are likely to prevail until Friday which can lead to waterlogging, Paul added.