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


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