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  • Cold conditions prevail in several parts of North India

    Published on January 3, 2016

    New Delhi : Cold waves swept  several parts of North India and  fog hampered normal life in some areas, claiming 13 lives in Uttar Pradesh.

    However it was a pleasant day on Saturday in the national capital with the mercury settling at 22.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s normal.

    Early morning hours were marked by moderate fog in many parts of the city with visibility being 800 meters at 5.30 AM a MeT official said.

    The weatherman has predicted shallow to moderate fog in some areas across Delhi.

    In UP, 12 people died when a tourist bus ferrying some foreigners collided with a jeep on Balrampur-Tulsipur Highway, amid heavy fog.

    All the foreigners who were travelling in the bus are safe, police said.

    In separate incidents, one person was killed and 10 others were injured due to dense fog in Jaunpur district.

    People in Punjab and Haryana experienced biting cold conditions as minimum temperatures settled well below the normal limits.

    The cold wave intensified in Kashmir as the mercury dropped at most places after a day of respite.

    In Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the mercury settled at a low of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius against Friday’s minus 0.7 degrees Celsius.

    Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius against minus 2.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.

    Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir, which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath Yatra, recorded a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius.Kargil town registered a minimum of minus 10 degrees Celsius.



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