Punjab, Haryana remains foggy, minimum temperatures rises
Most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh were today engulfed under a thick blanket of fog throwing normal life out of gear even as the minimum temperatures in the region settled at above normal.chandigarh Updated: Jan 17, 2014 12:38 IST
Most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh were today engulfed under a thick blanket of fog throwing normal life out of gear even as the minimum temperatures in the region settled at above normal.
A dense cover of fog in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh continued to play havoc with normal life disrupting air, rail and road traffic in the region, officials said.
While trains continued to ran hours behind schedule due to poor visibility, several flights were also cancelled, officials said, adding that motorists had to move at a slow pace on roads in the wake of low visibility.
However, the minimum temperatures in the region hovered between one to five degree celsius above normal, the MeT office said here.
In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Narnual was the coldest place with a low of 4.5 degree celsius.
While Bhiwani settled at a low of five degree celsius, the minimum temperature at Hisar was 6.4 degree celsius.
Among other places, Karnal had a low of 7.5 degree celsius followed by 7.6 degree celsius at Patiala, two notches above normal, 7.8 degree celsius at Ludhiana, one notch above normal.
The minimum temperature at Amritsar was eight degree celsius, five notches above normal, whereas Ambala settled at a low of 8.3 degree celsius, two notches above normal.
Chandigarh had a low of 8.6 degree celsius, which was three notches above normal.
The MeT forecast possibility of rains or thundershowers in parts of region in view of western disturbances with rise in minimum temperatures during the next 24 hours.