A thick blanket of fog across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh this morning threw normal life out of gear, even as minimum temperatures today further dipped.
According to the MeT Department here, fog reduced visibility considerably at several places including Chandigarh, Ambala, Karnal, Hisar, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar among other places.
Fog during the past few days has paralysed normal life in the region and has badly hit the road, rail and air traffic.
Meanwhile, Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the two states recording a minimum of 3.3 degrees celsius, down four notches.
Hisar also shivered at a low of 4.6 degrees celsius, down two degrees.
Amritsar was the coldest place in Punjab at 4.2 degrees celsius, down one degrees than normal. Ludhiana and Patiala recorded respective minimums of 7.6 degrees celsius and 7 degrees celsius.
Chandigarh recorded a low of 8.4 degrees celsius while neighbouring town Ambala registered a minimum of 9.5 degrees celsius. Karnal also experienced a cold night at 6.8 degrees celsius, while Bhiwani shivered at 5.4 degrees celsius.