People reeling under cold conditions in Punjab and Haryana for past several days got the much-needed respite as minimum temperature rose between 2-7 notches above normal in both the states on Saturday.
The minimum in Chandigarh rose by over four degrees since Friday and six above normal to settle at 13 deg C, the MeT office said.
Among other places in Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded respective minimums of 13.4 deg C and 13.6 deg C, up by six and seven notches.
Amritsar's minimum settled at 7 deg C, two above normal level.
In Haryana, Ambala, Karnal and Bhiwani recorded above normal lows of 13.4 deg C, 10.8 deg C and 13.2 deg C respectively.
Hisar's minimum rose by eight notches since yesterday to settle at 13.6 deg C, while Narnaul recorded a low of 8.6 deg C, four degrees above normal.
Meanwhile, fog enveloped in various parts of the region including Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Karnal and Ambala.
The MeT in its forecast said light rains may occur at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana until sunday.