There was slight respite from cold in Punjab and Haryana as the minimum temperatures today increased at many places even as some parts of the two states were lashed by light rains.
According to the Meteorological department, smog prevailed at Ambala while smoggy conditions prevailed at many other places.
Meanwhile, many places of Haryana falling in the National Capital Region, including Gurgaon and Faridabad, received light rains.
Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.
Bhiwani district of Haryana has settled at 11 degrees Celsius, three notches up while Hisar recorded a minimum temperature of 9.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, said the sources.
The minimum temperatures at Karnal, Ambala, and Narnual were recorded at 9.5, 9.2, and 7 degrees Celsius.
Patiala of punjab was recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, three notches up while the night temperature in Ludhiana was recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius.
However, minimum temperature in Amritsar dipped by over a degree and was recorded at 3.1 degrees Celsius.