Dense fog in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

A thick blanket of fog covered Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Wednesday morning with some areas witnessing light rainfall. The weather office predicted more foggy mornings and evenings.

Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 16:09 PM IST

Chandigarh: A thick blanket of fog covered Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Wednesday morning with some areas witnessing light rainfall. The weather office predicted more foggy mornings and evenings.

"There is a thick blanket of fog in all major towns of Punjab and Haryana like Patiala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ambala, Narnaul and Karnal," a Met official said here.

"Some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh also received light rainfall or drizzle," he said.
The fog, coupled with light rains, disrupted road traffic in the region, especially on the national highway that connects Chandigarh and New Delhi.

Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest Wednesday morning (3 degrees Celsius). Ludhiana and Patiala registered a low of 3.3 and 3.4 degrees.

Chandigarh saw a minimum temperature of 7.5 degrees, three degrees more than Tuesday`s.
Haryana was warmer than Punjab. Ambala, Hisar and Karnal cities recorded minimum temperatures of 8.9, 11.1 and 11.4 degrees.

IANS