Chandigarh, December 18
Chandigarh and Amritsar were colder than Shimla during the day on Wednesday, the Met office here said.
Chandigarh, located in the Shivalik foothills, recorded a maximum temperature of 11.3°C, which was 10 degrees below normal, while Shimla, located at around 7,000 ft above sea level, saw a high of 14.9°C, a rise of 2.5 degrees from Tuesday’s maximum temperature. Meanwhile, Amritsar and Ludhiana in Punjab and Ambala in Haryana recorded the maximum day temperature of 11.5°C, 14.2°C and 13.8°C, respectively.
The minimum temperature in Shimla was 4°C, while it was 8.3°C in Chandigarh, two degrees above normal.
Manmohan Singh, Director, Met office, Shimla, said many towns in Himachal Pradesh like Shimla and Palampur saw high day temperature compared to the plains due to the prevailing sunny weather. “This is a normal phenomenon and occurs mainly due to shallow fog in the plains,” he said. — IANS
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