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Chandigarh, January 16, 2020
Most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Thursday remained under dense fog cover throwing normal life out of gear even as the minimum temperatures settled below normal at several places in the region.
The Met forecast mild rains with foggy conditions in the morning and at night in both the states in the next 24 hours till Friday. The dense fog in the morning adversely affected air, train and road traffic.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dense to very dense fog was likely at a few places in both the states on Friday and Saturday.
In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, the holy city Amritsar was the coldest place with a low of 3.4 degrees Celsius.
Sirsa in Haryana reeled under a low of 4.4 degrees Celsius, while Hisar, Karnal and Bhiwani settled at a low of 5.5 degrees, 8 degrees and 6.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.
In neighbouring Punjab, Ludhiana, Adampur and Patiala had a low of 7.1 degrees, 6.9 degrees and 7.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Chandigarh recorded a low of 6.8 degrees Celsius. A day earlier, the maximum temperature was recorded at 16.8 degrees Celsius.