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No let up in coldwave

SHIMLA/CHANDIGARH, FEB. 2. The coldwave tightened its noose in Himachal Pradesh following light to moderate snowfall in the higher reaches of the hilly State in the past 24 hours while temperature plummeted by two to four degree below normal in Punjab and Haryana making Amritsar the coldest place in the plains.

Moderate snowfall was reported from the higher hills in tribal Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur districts and Pangi and Bharmour in Chamba district. Dhundi reported three to four cm fresh snowfall this morning.

Amritsar district recorded yet another coldest morning with the minimum plummeting by four degree to 0.7 degree Celsius. Ludhiana and Patiala were colder by two degree at 5.4 C and 5.6 C respectively.

The day temperatures in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala today dipped to 18.6 C, 19.8 C and 18.8 C, almost three degree below normal.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas of Punjab and Haryana also reeled under cold conditions as the minimum dipped to 7.8 C and maximum to 18.6 C, four degree below normal.

Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Rohtak in Haryana reported the minimum dipping to 7.6 C, 5.8 C, 5.2 C and 6.4 C respectively. The day temperature in and around Ambala hovered around 19.5 C, Hisar 18.8 C, as per reports from the weather office in Chandigarh.

Shimla saw the mercury falling by one degree below normal to settle at 1.02 C. However, the lowest temperature in the last 24 hours was recorded at minus 0.05 C. The maximum in Shimla was reported at 8.3 C. Last week's snowfall, the heaviest in the past decade-and-half, left several parts of Shimla still white as the snow froze into sheets of glass.

The Hindustan-Tibet road, which was blocked beyond Dhalli, was opened up to Matiyana for vehicular traffic. The vehicular traffic to Rampur remained diverted via Mashobra-Basantpur.

As icy cold winds swept the lower areas, including Solan, Hamirpur, Mandi and Una, the day temperature stayed appreciably below normal. Bhuntar (2.3 C), Nahan (8.2 C), Sundernagar (Mandi district) 1.7 degree were among the colder places in Himachal Pradesh this morning.

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