Adampur in Punjab was the coldest place in the two states recording a five degree below normal minimum. Amritsar, too, braved a cold night at 2.2 deg C, down two notches. Ludhiana's minimum settled three degrees below normal at 3.6 deg C, while Patiala recorded a low of 6.2 deg C, the MeT office here said.
Piercing cold also further intensified across Haryana, with Narnaul turning out to be the coldest place in the state at a minimum of 1.8 deg C, four notches below normal. Hisar's low of 2.1 deg C was five notches below normal, while biting cold swept Bhiwani at 2.8 deg C, also down five degrees.
Karnal, too, experienced a cold night at 4.4 deg C, down four notches while Ambala registered a low of 6.6 deg C. Chandigarh was also under the grip of cold weather conditions recording a low of 5.8 deg C.
However, a bright sun greeted the residents here for the second consecutive day today after days of foggy weather. A MeT official said here that fog had lifted from most places in the two states barring Ludhiana and Adampur, though misty conditions prevailed this morning at a few places. He said that cold weather conditions would continue in the region during the next few days.