Chandigarh, Jan 4: After getting a respite from low and sub-zero temperatures in the past one week, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh saw a sharp drop in the maximum temperatures Wednesday.
Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 17.2 degree Celsius (four degrees below normal) and a minimum temperature of 6.2 degrees in the last 24 hours.
Ambala city in Haryana recorded a high of 14.8 degrees, four degrees below normal.
At 11.30 a.m. Wednesday, Chandigarh recorded a temperature of 14.6 degrees while Ambala and Patiala were at 12 and 9.6 degrees, respectively.
All flights from Chandigarh airport were cancelled Wednesday due to adverse weather conditions.
Thick fog engulfed several parts of Punjab and Haryana Wednesday morning as cold wave conditions continued in both states.
Met Centre officials here said the minimum temperatures at most places were higher than the sub-zero temperatures recorded last week.
Several districts in both states were affected by fog.
Amritsar had a low of 3.4 degrees. The maximum temperature in the city was 19.8 degrees.
According to Met officials, fog and mist could occur at a few places in the next two days.