Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana witnessed extremely cold conditions during the day time even though the minimum temperatures settled a few notches above normal on Sunday.
A thick blanket of fog at many places in the two states including Ambala, Rohtak, Amritsar and Ludhiana early today affected normal life as vehicular movement was obstructed due to low visibility, according to reports.
The maximum temperatures at most places in the region yesterday settled between 9 degree Celsius to 14 degree Celsius, which were 6 to 11 degrees below their normal range.
As ice-cold winds continued to blow during the day time, the minimum temperatures for the third consecutive day today settled above normal, with Chandigarh recording a low of 8.6 deg C.
In Haryana, Ambala registered a low of 7.3 deg C, up two notches while the minimum at Hisar was 8.6 deg C, also two notches above normal.
The minimum at Karnal was 8.4 deg C, up two degrees while the low at Rohtak settled at 7 deg C, up one notch. Gurgaon recorded a low of 8.5 deg C, up four notches.
Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded respective lows of 8.8 deg C and 7.8 deg C, both up by two degrees each.
Amritsar had a cold night at 5.4 deg C, two notches above normal.
The MeT forecast says that cold conditions during the day are likely to continue in the two states tomorrow as well.