A heavy blanket of fog disrupted normal life in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday, affecting air, rail and road traffic with the minimum temperature also plummeting by up to two degrees Celsius in the region.
Trains criss-crossing the region were hours behind schedule, while flights from Chandigarh airport were either re-scheduled or cancelled.
Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh remained engulfed in fog, the Met office said here adding that heavy fog would continue on Saturday in view of no wind movement in the region.However, the minimum temperature oscillated between one to four degrees Celsius above normal, the Met ofice said.
In the plains, Narnaul was the coldest with a low of 4.5 degrees Celsius.
While Chandigarh settled at a low of 6.8 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature in Hisar was eight degrees Celsius, one notch above normal.
Among other places, Patiala had a low of 8.3 degrees, four notches above normal, followed by 8.9 degrees Celsius in Karnal, one notch above normal, 9.1 degrees Celsius each in Ambala and Ludhiana, four notches above normal.
Amritsar settled at a low of 9 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal.