North India To See Piercing Cold For Another 2 Days: 10 Latest Facts

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In Delhi, the mercury plunged to 5.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday (File)

New Delhi:
Severe cold was reported in Delhi and several parts of north India with the weather office predicting cold wave conditions to prevail over the next two days.

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story

  1. Temperatures have considerably dipped in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi over the last week with the onset of a cold wave.

  2. In Delhi, the mercury plunged to 5.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday – three notches below normal – making it the coldest Christmas in the city in years.

  3. Dense fog covered Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

  4. Most parts of Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana witnessed minimum temperatures in the range of 3 to 7 degree Celcius, officials said.

  5. Officials said low visibility due to foggy weather is affecting road and train movement at several places across these states. 

  6. According to the Indian Metrological Department (Met), foggy conditions were likely to prevail in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh till December 27.

  7. Rajasthan is experiencing a record dip in mercury this year with the hill station of Mount Abu experiencing snowfall and Churu, the gateway to the Thar, recording zero degree Celsius.

  8. Cold wave conditions are also very likely in isolated pockets over Saurashtra and Kutch during the next two days, the IMD said.

  9. The weather office has predicted isolated snowfall over the Western Himalayan region. In Bihar’s Patna, schools will remain closed for students up to class 8 till the year-end in view of biting cold conditions.

  10. In Kashmir, cold conditions further intensified as the minimum temperature dipped several degrees below the freezing point. Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ – the 40-day harshest winter period.

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