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Dec 29, 2018
2:32PM

Cold intensifies in several parts of Northern India

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North India continues to remain under the grip of severe cold wave with below normal temperatures prevailing in several parts of the region. The intense cold wave conditions are likely to prevail for the next two to three days.

Talking to AIR, Met official Mrityunjay Mohapatra said there is a possibility of western disturbance in the coming days which might provide slight relief from the severe cold wave conditions.

Delhiites woke up to a cold morning and dense fog as the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius at 5:30 AM, three notches below the season's average. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 18.5 degrees Celsius.

The temperature in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir dropped several degrees below freezing point. Met office has said Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region of the state experienced the coldest night of the season.

Leh town recorded a minimum temperature of minus 17.5 degree Celsius, the coldest in the state while Kargil recorded a low of minus 16.7 degrees celsius.

Adampur in Punjab recorded the season's coldest night so far at minus 1.7 degrees Celsius as cold wave conditions further intensified in the state and neighbouring Haryana.

In Haryana, Hisar was the coldest place at a low of 0.3 degree celsius, down six notches against normal limits.
 

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