Cold wave continues in parts of north India

Cold and foggy weather conditions continued in parts of north India on Tuesday with most of Kashmir Valley reeling under sub-zero temperatures and Narnaul in Haryana recording a low of 3 degrees Celsius.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 20:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Cold and foggy weather conditions continued in parts of north India on Tuesday with most of Kashmir Valley reeling under sub-zero temperatures and Narnaul in Haryana recording a low of 3 degrees Celsius.

In the national capital, mainly clear skies prevailed during the day even as a dense layer of fog enveloped most parts of the city in the morning which delayed 72 flights and 62 trains.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 9.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, while the maximum temperature was 23.4 degrees Celsius.

Cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir division even as there was slight respite as the mercury went up at most places.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the MeT department said.

Leh, in Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir as the night temperature there settled at a low of minus 13.2 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, cold conditions continued to prevail with dense fog affecting road, rail and air traffic due to poor visibility.

Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in both the states with a minimum temperature of 3 degrees Celsius, MeT Department officials said.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded minimum temperature at 9.2 degrees Celsius.

Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded their minimums at 5.4 degrees Celsius, 6.8 degrees Celsius and 7.6 degrees Celsius respectively, up to two notches above normal.

In Uttar Pradesh, cold conditions prevailed with Agra recording the lowest temperature in the state at 6.2 degrees Celsius.

According to MeT office, dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated places over East UP while dense fog occurred at isolated places over Western parts of the state last night.

In Rajasthan, night temperature further dipped in parts of the state with Sriganganagar being recorded as the coldest place with minimum of 3.7 degrees Celsius.

North Western Railway cancelled Jammutawi-Ajmer and Ajmer-Jammutawi Express trains and 12 other trains including Allahabad-Jaipur Express, Howrah-Jodhpur Express were running late due to dense fog in the northern region, an NWR spokesperson said.

In Himachal Pradesh, biting cold wave conditions continued unabated in most parts of the state as minimum temperatures hovered around the freezing point inspite of dry weather.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district recorded a low of minus 4 degrees Celsius.

Dense fog and chilly wind troubled citizens of Patna and other parts of Bihar.

Patna recorded minimum temperature of 14.6 degrees Celsius, Met office bulletin said.

Trains kept running late due to foggy condition.

In Odisha, temperatures rose marginally in several parts, bringing respite from harsh cold wave conditions and Daringibadi remained the coldest place in the state at 7 degrees Celsius.