Chandigarh: Cold wave continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana while dense fog threw normal life out of gear at several places in the two states.
Amid bone-chilling weather conditions, Ludhiana turned was the coldest place in the region with a minimum temperature of 2.3 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal, a MeT Department report said.
A thick blanket of fog that engulfed almost the entire region reduced visibility and affected normal life at many places.
Amritsar recorded the second lowest minimum at 2.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, while Patiala's low settled at 6 degrees Celsius.
In Haryana, the minimum temperatures at Ambala and Karnal were recorded at 6 and 7 degrees Celsius respectively. Hisar's low was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperatures at Narnaul and Bhiwani were recorded at 5.5 and 7 degrees Celsius.
Chandigarh's low settled at 4.9 degrees Celsius.