Cold wave intensifies in North India; Mumbai witnesses lowest temperature in three years
The northern plains are today in the grip of a piercing cold wave with the minimum temperature in many places in Punjab and Haryana dipping below the freezing point.
Narnaul in Haryana was shivering at minus 0.5 degrees Celsius while Amritsar and Adampur in Punjab experience bone chilling cold conditions at 0.9 degrees Celsius and minus 0.1 degrees Celsius. The residents in Union Territory of Chandigarh also reeled under piercing chill at a low of 3.7 degrees Celsius.
Delhiites woke up to the coldest day of the season with the mercury plummeting to 2 degrees Celsius in parts of the national capital. A MeT official said, Chilly winds continued to make inclement weather more difficult for people, even as poor visibility in the morning affected rail services. Flight services, however, were not affected as such.
In Rajasthan, cold conditions continue as most of places registered 2-3 degree below normal temperatures. Fatehpur of Sikar district was coldest place where mercury dipped below freezing point at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius while the sole hilly tourist place Mount Abu recorded minus 2 degree Celsius temperature.
In Uttarakhand, fresh snowfall reported in higher reaches of Garhwal and Kumaon regions. According to weather department Cold wave condition is likely to prevail in many places over the next two days. In Himachal Pradesh, the cold wave has claimed 10 lives till date. The temperature has been recorded below freezing point in all most all the districts with lowest at Kalpa which was around minus 8 last night.