The ongoing cold wave sweeping Punjab and Haryana for the past few days on Thursday intensified as minimum temperatures dropped further, with Ludhiana reeling at 3 degrees Celsius.
The minimum dropped by four notches below normal in Ludhiana, the MeT said.
Cold conditions also gripped Amritsar, where the minimum settled at 4.2 deg C, down two notches while Patiala experienced a cold night at 5 deg C, down by two degrees.
Entire Haryana was also reeling under piercing cold, with Ambala registering a bone-chilling low of 3.5 deg C, down by four degrees.
Narnaul and Karnal also braved the cold weather recording respective minimums of 3.6 deg C and 3.8 deg C, down by three and five degrees each.
Rohtak recorded a low of 5.1 deg C, down by two degrees while the minimum at Bhiwani settled at 6.2 deg C.
Chandigarh, too, has been under the grip of cold conditions, with the minimum here today settling at 5.7 deg C, down by one degree.
The MeT said that fog and mist also prevailed at a few places in the two states early this morning.
They have predicted no immediate relief from the cold wave, which is likely to continue during the next two days in the region.