Amritsar reeled under a freezing 1.2°C today which was the season’s lowest minimum temperature. In fact, it was the coldest city in the plains of North India today. This is the second time that the city has seen minimum falling to this extent this season. Prior to today, Amritsar shivered under 1.2°C on January 9 as well.
Usually, January is the peak winter period for the northwestern plains of the country. The average monthly minimum temperature of Amritsar stands at 3.9°C with the monthly average maximums at 19.3°C.
Which is why the temperatures across Amritsar have remained beneath the 5-degree mark on most of the occasions. However, on January 12 the city recorded the minimum temperature at 7.5°C which was higher than its average minimum.