Cold conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh: Cold conditions continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana even as minimum temperatures stayed few notches above normal in most parts of both the states.
Fog enveloped several parts of the region, causing inconvenience to the commuters. Some places including Ambala, Karnal, Ludhiana and Patiala in both states engulfed under dense fog as visibility at these places reduced to even less than 50 meters, said an official of the MeT department here.
Bathinda in Punjab was the coldest place with 5.6 degrees Celsius, official said.
Among other places in Punjab, the minimum temperatures in Amritsar and Patiala were 7.9 and 10.8 degrees Celsius respectively, up to four notches above normal.
Adampur, Ludhiana, Halwara, Gurdaspur and Pathankot braved cold weather at 6.4, 7.5, 7.8, 9.6 and 10.2 degrees Celsius respectively.
In neighbouring state Haryana, Ambala recorded minimum at 11.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal while minimum of Hisar and Karnal was 7.7 and 10.5 degrees Celsius, up to three degrees above normal.
Narnaul, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa experienced cold conditions at 10, 10.2, 8 and 8.3 degrees Celsius respectably, up to four notches above normal levels.
Union territory Chandigarh, joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, witnessed minimum at 10.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal.