Temperatures above normal; fog engulfs Punjab, Haryana

Shallow fog on Thursday enveloped most parts of Punjab and Haryana even as the minimum temperatures in the region hovered above normal.

PTI| Updated: Jan 14, 2016, 12:59 PM IST

Chandigarh: Shallow fog on Thursday enveloped most parts of Punjab and Haryana even as the minimum temperatures in the region hovered above normal.

Rail and road traffic were adversely affected at few places in the region due to fog, officials said.

The minimum temperatures hovered between 2-6 notches above normal in several parts of Punjab and Haryana, the MeT office said here.

Shallow fog enveloped Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Karnal, Hisar, and Narnaul, it said.

In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar was coldest place with a low of six degrees Celsius, which is two notches above normal.

While Chandigarh had a low of nine degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, the minimum temperatures at Hisar, Karnal and Patiala were an identical at 10.4 degrees Celsius, three notches each above normal.

Among other places, Narnaul settled at a low of 10.5 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal followed by 10.8 degrees Celsius at Ludhiana, four notches above normal; 11.4 degrees Celsius at Ambala, four notches above normal.

The MeT forecast partly cloudy sky and possibility of shallow fog at several places in the region during the next 48 hours.