Chandigarh: Minimum temperatures across
Punjab and Haryana rose on Monday providing relief to people from
cold even as fog affected normal life in many places.
A western disturbance hovered over the two states and
moisture from a cyclonic storm brought in the cloud cover.
"A Western Disturbance prevails over the region which is
bringing in cloud cover, leading to the rise in minimum
"Besides, the moisture-laden winds from the cyclone Thane
has also affected the temperatures in this region. We expect
mercury to fall marginally after about two days after which
again there will be slight increase in the minimum
temperatures," MeT office Director Surinder Pal said.
Chandigarh recorded a minimum of 10.4 degrees Celsius,
five notches more than normal level, the MeT Office said here.
In Punjab, Patiala registered a low of 10 degree Celsius,
up four notches, while the minimum at Ludhiana also witnessed
an increase to settle at 7.8 degree Celsius, up two degrees.
Though Amritsar recorded a 4 degree Celsius minimum, it
was a degree above normal. However, the three Punjab towns saw
early morning fog reduce visibility.
Karnal in Haryana recorded a low of 10.6 degree Celsius,
up four notches, while Ambala saw a jump by five notches in
its minimum to settle at 11 degree Celsius.
Rohtak recorded a low of 9.4 degree Celsius, up three
degrees, while the low at Hisar was 5.6 degree Celsius, up one
Fog also prevailed in Ambala, Hisar, Karnal and Rohtak.