Chandigarh: In a relief to the people of Punjab and Haryana, the prevailing cold wave in the region relented by upto three degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature hovered between two deg C below normal to four notches above normal in the region, the Met office said here today.
It added that there was no fog in the two states.
The sharp rise in minimum temperature provided relief to the people from the cold conditions which claimed seven lives in Punjab and five in Haryana this season.
Amritsar remained coldest in the plains of the region with a minimum temperature of three deg C, one notch below normal.
While Patiala had a low of 4.6 deg C, two notches below normal, the minimum temperature at Ludhiana was 5.2 deg C, one notch below normal.
Among other places, Chandigarh settled at a low of 5.8 deg C followed by Karnal at six deg C, Ambala at 6.5 deg C and Hisar at 7.1 deg C, which was one notch above normal.
Narnaul had a minimum temperature of 7.2 deg C, two notches above normal, followed by 8.1 deg C at both Rohtak and Bhiwani, which was two notches each above normal.
Gurgaon had a low of 9.5 deg C, which was four notches above normal.
The Met department has forecast dry weather in the region with further rise in night and day temperatures during the next two days.