Cold conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana even as minimum temperature increased by a few notches above normal in most of parts of both the states.
Amritsar remained the coldest place in plains recording a minimum temperature at 3.6 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said here today.
Narnaul in Haryana had a low of 6 degrees Celsius, up by one degree above normal, while Bhiwani settled at 8.6 degrees Celsius.
Ambala recorded a minimum of 9.9 degrees Celsius, up by three notches above normal, while Hisar and Karnal had a low of 7.5 degrees Celsius and 7.2 deg Celsius respectively.
Chandigarh had a low of 7.7 degrees Celsius, up by three notches above normal, the MeT office said here today.
In Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala had a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius and 7.7 degrees Celsius respectively with mercury going up by a degree above normal.
The MeT in its forecast said weather will mainly be dry in next 24 hours while fog and mist will remain at several places in Punjab and Haryana.