New Delhi: Minimum temperatures in most
places across North India dipped on Tuesday even as the day
remained bright and sunny.
After few days of pleasant weather, Delhiites woke up to
a chilly morning with the minimum temperature dipping to 4.4
The minimum temperature recorded was four degree below
normal at this time of the season, the MeT office said.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 22.2 degree
Delhiites have been experiencing pleasant weather for the
past few days after reeling under intense cold wave conditions
during the second and third weeks of this month.
The MeT office has predicted mainly clearly sky with
shallow fog for tomorrow.
People in Kashmir got some respite from intense cold as
the night temperature shot up by several notches across the
The skiing resort of Gulmarg was the coldest place in the
valley today, recording a minimum of minus 10 degrees Celsius
against yesterday`s minus 12.5 degrees Celsius.
The summer capital of Srinagar, which remained under a
cloud cover today, recorded a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius
compared to yesterday`s minus 5 degrees Celsius. The city had
registered a high of 9.2 degrees Celsius yesterday owing to
Kargil district, which was the coldest place in the state
yesterday with the minimum plunging to 25 degrees below
freezing point, also witnessed an increase of two degrees.
The minimum temperature in the cold desert of Ladakh
settled at minus 22.8 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the MET
office said, adding that the nearby Leh town recorded a low of
minus 23.4 degrees Celsius making it the coldest recorded
place in the state today.
Hill resort of Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp
for annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 9.0 degrees
Celsius with an increase of five degrees against the previous
night, the spokesman said.
Similarly, Qazigund town, the gateway to Kashmir valley,
also registered an increase of four degrees in the night
temperature which settled at minus 6.0 degrees Celsius.
Cold wave tightened its grip in Punjab and Haryana as
minimum temperatures plummeted in various parts of the two
states, going down by as much as six degrees below normal.
Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the region
where mercury dipped by three notches, recording a
bone-chilling low of 1.7 degrees Celsius.
In Karnal, minimum temperature was recorded at 1.8
degrees Celsius, dropping sharply by six notches while Hisar
also reeled under intense cold at 2.6 degrees Celsius, down by
four degrees, the MeT said here.
Residents of Rohtak and Bhiwani districts also witnessed
biting cold recording respective minimums of 3.1 degrees and
4.6 degrees Celsius, down by three and two notches each.
Ambala in Punjab and Chandigarh too experienced cold
nights recording identical minimums of 5 degrees, down two
In Ludhiana, the minimum plummeted by three notches,
settling at 3.7 degrees Celsius while Patiala`s low was
recorded at 4.6 degrees Celsius, two below normal. Similarly,
Amritsar recorded a minimum temperature of 4.5 degrees