Chandigarh: Cold conditions on Monday abated in many parts of Punjab and Haryana with minimum temperatures hovering several notches above normal in both the states.
Union Territory Chandigarh's low settled at 8.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, with the city witnessing bright sunshine this morning, a MeT department report said.
Among other places in Haryana, the minimum temperature at Ambala and Hisar were recorded at 9.9 and 8.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.
Karnal's low was recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius while Narnaul and Bhiwani recorded their minimums at 7.5 and 10.2 degrees Celsius respectively.
In neighbouring Punjab, however, Amritsar recorded minimum at 4.2 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal. Ludhiana and Patiala recorded their minimums at 9.4 and 9.1 degrees Celsius, up to three notches above normal.
Both states had also seen their maximums going up by few degrees above normal yesterday as mercury at most of the places hovered between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius.