Cold continues in North India
New Delhi: The extended spell of cold wave continued to take its toll in North India as Srinagar recorded coldest night of the season and temperature in Punjab dipped by several notches affecting normal life.
In national capital, the minimum temperature settled two notches below normal at 6.4 degree Celsius, while the maximum was recorded at 21.4 deg C.
Kashmir Valley continued to bear the brunt of cold wave as mercury plunged by several notches. Summer capital Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of this winter with a low of minus 5.8 deg C last night.
The minimum night temperature in the highway town of Qazigund in south Kashmir was minus 8.0 deg C as against yesterday`s minus 7.0 deg C, meteorological department said.
The minimum night temperature in Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir was slightly up at minus 12.4 deg C from the previous night`s minus 13.0 deg C.
Cold conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana as mercury remained a few notches below normal in both the states.
Amritsar was the coldest place in the region as it recorded a minimum at 3.2 deg C, down by two notches below normal.
Among other places in Punjab, Ludhiana and Patiala had a low of 6 deg C and 6.7 deg C, respectively.
UT Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, experienced cold at 5.5 deg C, down by one degree below normal.
In Haryana, Narnaul shivered at 3.5 deg C, dipping by three notches below normal.
Parts in plains of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under cold wave conditions with temperature remaining seven to 11 deg C below normal at several places.
State capital Lucknow recorded 1.4 deg C and remained the coldest place in the state during the past 24 hours.
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