With a minimum of -1.4°C, Bathinda recorded the region's lowest temperature on Monday morning. The cold wave swept the plains as normal life crippled.
The temperature plummeted in the Himalayan region too as Leh recorded a minimum temperature of -14.2 °C and Srinagar a low of -5.2 °C.
In the plains Bathinda remained coldest followed by Adampur which recorded minimum temperature of 0.4 °C. Amid intense cold waves Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 0.8 °C.
The bone chilling temperatures in other parts were, 1.0 °C low in Halwara and 1.6 °C minimum temperature in Ambala. While Amritsar and Jammu recorded minimum temperature of 2.1 °C and 4.8 °C.
The parks remain deserted even after the government declared holidays in school as children preferred being indoors.
The dense fog affected the railways routes and kept the passengers waiting on the platforms for hours. The most affected train was 18101 Tata-Muri Express which was 14 hours 26 minutes behind time. While Sachkhand Express was late by 11 hours 35 minutes and Mumbai Dadar Express was delayed by 7 hours.
Kathiar Express was behind schedule by 6 hours 55 minutes and Chhatisgarh Express was delayed by 6 hours 56 minutes. While the Akal Takht Express was delayed by 2 hours. Howrah Mail was running late by 1 hour 9 minutes, while the Shane Punjab was delayed by 42 minutes.
According to the forecast, there would be no respite from dipping mercury for the state and mist is likely to envelop the region .