Freezing cold in Punjab, Haryana; Narnaul coldest at 2.5
Cold wave with dense fog continued in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, and Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest in the region with a low of 2.5 degrees Celsius.
Even the maximum temperature hovering around six-nine notches was below average at most places in both the states, including Chandigarh.
The India Meteorological Office here said most parts of Haryana and Punjab were engulfed by a thick blanket of fog in the morning.
Chandigarh saw a low of 6.5 degrees Celsius, a slight fall from Wednesday's 6.9 degree temperature.
Hisar in Haryana recorded a low of 3.3 degrees.
In Punjab, Bathinda saw a low of four degree Celsius, while it was 6.6 degrees in Ludhiana and 4.6 degrees in the holy city of Amritsar.
A meteorological department official told IANS that the biting cold weather conditions were likely to continue in the region till December 30.