Chandigarh: Minimum temperatures hovered two to three degrees above the normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana Wednesday with light showers hitting a few places across
the two neighbouring states.
The MeT forecast light rain or thundershowers at isolated places in the region during the next 48 hours even as the Union Territory of Chandigarh, along with Bhiwani, Rohtak, Ludhiana and Jalandhar, received light showers in the morning.
According to the MeT office, in the plains across the two states, Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place with a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius.
While the mercury in Punjab's Ludhiana settled at a low of 6.9 degrees, the minimum at Karnal in Haryana was 7 degrees.
Among other places, Chandigarh, the common capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded a low of 7.1 degrees, two notches above normal, followed by Amritsar in Punjab at 7.2 degrees, three notches above normal.
Further, in Haryana, while Ambala recorded a minimum of 8.5 degrees, two notches above normal, the mercury settled at 9.4 degrees in Hisar, which was two notches above the normal. Patiala in Punjab settled at a low of 8.4 degrees, one notch above normal.