A thick blanket of fog early this morning threw normal life out of gear in Punjab and Haryana, even as cold conditions continued to prevail at most places in the region.
Dense fog prevailed at most places in the two states early on Wednesday, a MeT official said here.
Fog affected normal movement of vehicles as visibility levels dropped considerably. However, later at some places people experienced a sunny day.
Amritsar recorded the coldest day of the season as the minimum temperature dropped to 1 degree celsius, three notches below normal.
However, Ludhiana and Patiala registered minimum temperatures of 8.2 degrees celsius and 8.4 degrees celsius respectively, which settled within the normal levels.
Chandigarh's low was recorded at 6.6 degrees celsius. In Haryana, Narnaul was the coldest at 2.7 degrees celsius, three notches below normal, while Hisar's minimum temperature was recorded at 5 degrees celsius.
The minimum temperature at Bhiwani was recorded at 5.6 degrees celsius, while minimum temperatures at Ambala and Karnal settled at 8 degrees celsius each.