Chandigarh: The ongoing cold conditions on Wednesday aggravated in Punjab and Haryana with the minimum temperature dropping by upto four degrees Celsius below normal at some places even as mist and fog in the morning disrupted normal life in the region.
Narnaul was the coldest place in the region with the minimum temperature settling at a low of three degrees celsius, which was four notches below normal.
While Amritsar had a low of four degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, the minimum temperature at Hisar was 4.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.
The mercury in most parts of the region hovered between one to four degrees Celsius below normal, the MeT office said, adding that several places, including Amristar, Rohtak, Ambala, Karnal, Bathinda and Gurdaspur were in the grip of fog in the morning reducing visibility by just a few metres only.
Among other places, Rohtak braved a low of 5.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, followed by 5.8 degrees Celsius in Bhiwani, 6.5 degrees Celisus at Ambala, 7.2 degrees Celsius each at Patiala and Ludhiana and 7.6 degrees Celsius at Chandigarh.
The MeT forecast dry winters ahead with further fall in day as well as night temperatures in most parts of the region during the next two days.