The minimum temperature dropped to 3 degrees Celsius in the tricity on Sunday, making it the lowest this winter. The maximum was recorded at 9.3 degrees Celsius, 11 degrees below normal, while the minimum temperature was two degrees below normal.
Dharamsala, a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, is warmer than Chandigarh with maximum temperature at 17.8 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature at 4.4 degrees Celsius.
"The temperature on Sunday came down to 3 degrees Celsius and it is the lowest minimum temperature this winter season. The temperature is likely to remain stagnant for a few days and the weather will remain cloudy. Fog or mist would occur during night and morning hours. The maximum temperature on Monday will be around 14 degrees Celsius and minimum will be around 3 degree Celsius," said Surinder Paul, director, meteorological centre, Chandigarh.
"Cold wave conditions will occur in some parts of Haryana and Punjab during the next 48 hours. Dense fog (visibility less than 200 m) will occur at some places of Haryana and Punjab during the next 48 hours. Ground frost will occur at a few places in Haryana and at isolated places in Punjab during the next two nights. All these factors will primarily affect the temperature of the tricity," added Paul.
The city residents continued to feel the chill and the met department has predicted that the cold wave conditions will continue to prevail for the next few days.
All flights cancelled
All flights from the city airport were cancelled on Sunday and only one flight took off during the afternoon when the visibility was more than 200 m. The situation was almost similar at the Chandigarh railway station. Howrah Kalka was cancelled; Unchahar Express was late by 13 hours and Sadhbhavna Express reached late by three hours.