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  • Biting cold continued to sweep North India

    Published on December 28, 2010

    Biting cold continued to sweep North India. Death toll due to severe cold wave in the region has gone up to seven.

    In Uttar Pradesh, the dense fog continues to disrupt rail and road traffic. The long distance trains are running 6 to 24 hours’ delay resulting in cancellation of several trains. According to met office the night temperature is ranging between 3 to 9 degrees Celsius across the state. Bijnore recorded lowest minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius.

    There was no let up in biting chill in Haryana with Narnaul reeling at a low of 1.5 deg C. Ambala registered a low of 3 deg C, while it was 4.8 deg C in Hisar and 4.6 deg C at Bhiwani. The low at Gurgaon settled at 6.4 deg C.

    Piercing chill swept Chandigarh, which recorded a minimum of 5.3 deg C.

    In Punjab, unabated cold continued to sweep Amritsar, which recorded a low of 2.4 deg C. Freezing cold waves also swept Ludhiana, which registered a minimum of 2.6 deg C, while Patiala settled at a low of 4.5 deg C.

    Jammu and Kashmir capital, Srinagar, witnessed its coldest night of the season with the mercury plunging to 6.6 deg C below freezing point. The famous Dal Lake and other water bodies in Kashmir valley were partially frozen as intense cold tightened its grip across the region.

    Pahalgam in south Kashmir and Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7 deg C, followed by Qazigund minus 6.5 deg C and Kupwara minus 5.4 deg C.

    Cold wave in Ladakh region also intensified with night temperature in Leh falling to minus 15.2 deg C and Kargil minus 11.0 deg C.

    Mercury hovered to near-freezing point in most places in Himachal Pradesh. While Bhuntar recorded a low of minus 1.7 deg C, it was minus 1.1 deg C in Sundernagar. The state capital Shimla recorded a low of 3.4 deg C.

    Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district recorded a low of minus 6.1 degree, while it was minus 3 deg C at Kalpa in Kinnaur district.

    Rajasthan also got no respite from cold conditions with Sriganganagar recording minimum 2.3 deg C. Elsewhere, Churu recorded 3.1 deg C followed by Tonk 4.2, Bharatpur 7.2 and Barmer 9.3.

    The foggy weather condition in the national capital , however, improved this morning giving relief to the people. MET Department said the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 9 Degree Celsius while the Maximum was 17 Degree Celsius.

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