The intense cold conditions in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh relented today with minimum temperatures increasing by up to four notches above normal and the region getting respite from foggy weather.
The minimum temperatures hovered between one to four degree celsius above normal in the region in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, the MeT office said here.
Besides, the foggy conditions eased out in the region where a bright sun greeted the people this morning.
In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar and Narnual were coldest places with an identical low of 3.6 degree celsius, one notch each above normal.
While Hisar settled at a low of 6.5 degree celsius, one notch above normal, the minimum temperature at Chandigarh was 6.9 degree celsius, four notches above normal.
Patiala in Punjab settled at a low of 7.2 degree celsius. The MeT forecast rise in minimum temperatures in the region during the next 24 hours.