Cold wave holds sway in North India
There was no let up in the cold wave sweeping North India as temperatures hovered below normal levels in several parts of the region.
New Delhi: There was no let up in the cold
wave sweeping North India as temperatures hovered below
normal levels in several parts of the region on Sunday.
The Kashmir Valley remained in the grip of severe cold
wave with minimum temperatures settling several degrees below
the freezing point.
The low in Srinagar, the summer capital, was recorded at
minus 4.6 deg C, a MeT official said.
Tourist resort Pahalgam was the coldest zone in the
Valley where the minimum fell to minus 13.2 degress Celsius.
In the Gulmarg skiing resort, the minimum was recorded at
minus 11.2 deg C.
Leh town in remote Ladakh region shivered at minus 18.6
deg C, a drop of 1.4 degrees from yesterday. Adjoining Kargil
town recorded a low of minus 20.2 deg C.
Punjab and Haryana also reeled under the cold wave with
minimum temperatures hovering two to four degrees below
Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the two
states recording a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius, down by four
The minimum in holy city Amritsar in Punjab touched 2.3
degrees, down by three notches, the MeT department said.
The Union Territory of Chandigarh endured a cold night
recording a minimum temperature of 5.2 degrees Celsius.