Chandigarh: Bone-chilling cold tightened its
grip over Punjab and neighbouring Haryana with Amritsar
recording the lowest temperature of minus 2.1 deg C.
Mercury remained several notches below normal in most
parts of both the states as prevailing cold conditions along
with dense fog continued to hit normal life, throwing both
rail and road traffic out of gear.
Important trains including Shatabdi Express were running
late by several hours.
Chandigarh recorded a low of 5.2 deg C, down by one deg
C, Met department said here, adding that Hisar in Haryana
registered a minimum of 2.7 deg C, 3 notches below normal.
Ambala, Rohtak, Karnal and Narnaul recorded minimum
temperatures of 4.9, 5.1, 5.2 and 2.5 deg C respectively.
Ludhiana and Patiala recorded a minimum of 5.2 deg C and
5 deg C, two degrees below normal, they said, predicting that
foggy weather will continue to prevail in various parts of the
states while days will mainly remain dry.