Chandigarh: The ongoing cold conditions on Friday relented in Punjab and Haryana with the minimum temperature going up by upto two degrees Celsius at several places even as
morning fog and mist disrupted vehicular traffic in the region.
The minimum temperature hovered between two degrees Celsius below normal to three notches above normal in Punjab and Haryana where mist and fog reduced visibility to just a few metres in the morning, the MeT office said here.
Narnaul was the coldest place in the plains of Punjab and Haryana with a low of 3.7 degrees Celsius, which was two notches below normal.
While Ludhiana settled at a low of 4.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, the minimum temperature at Ambala was 4.7 degrees Celsius, also two notches below normal.
Among other places, Patiala had a low of 4.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, followed by six degrees Celsius at Chandigarh.
Hisar recorded a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius. Rohtak had a warmer night with a minimum of 6.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal.
In Karnal also, night temperature showed an upward trend as the minimum settled at 6.8 degrees Celsius followed by 7.2 degrees Celsius at Amritsar, which was three notches above normal.
However, several parts of the region, including Ambala, Karnal, Rohtak, Amritsar and Gurdaspur had mist and fog in the morning.
The MeT forecast dip in night temperature during the next two days.