Cold wave tightens its grip over North India

The cold wave tightened its grip over North India with temperatures remaining below normal in most parts of the region.

New Delhi: The cold wave tightened its grip
over North India on Tuesday with temperatures remaining below
normal in most parts of the region.

Kashmir continued to reel under a cold wave with the
mercury plunging by a further four degrees and settling at
minus 13.9 degrees Celsius in the famous Gulmarg skiing
resort.
Kargil town also recorded the season`s lowest minimum of
minus 23 degrees Celsius, he said.

Leh town, which recorded the previous low of minus 22.2
degrees Celsius this season yesterday, continued to freeze
with a minimum temperature of minus 20.6 degrees Celsius, he
said.
Elsewhere in the Valley, the cold wave intensified as
Pahalgam witnessed a seven-degree drop in minimum temperature
to settle at minus 14.4 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar city, the summer
capital of the state, remained almost unchanged at minus 4.3
degrees Celsius.

It was a chilly but pleasant morning for Delhiites as the
minimum temperature settled within the normal range and the
sun shone bright as the day progressed.

The low was recorded at 7.5 degrees Celsius, up by 1.9
degrees Celsius from yesterday`s 5.6 degrees. The maximum
temperature in the last 24 hours was recorded at 22.7 degree
Celsius, one degree above normal.

The early morning was chill due to cold winds and a
light fog cover. However, the chill and the fog dissipated as
the sun came out in full force.

PTI

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