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Icy winds sweep North India; Amritsar shivers at 0 degree C

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 18:21

New Delhi: Chilly weather conditions
prevailed in most parts of the northern states on Tuesday even as
mercury rose marginally in Punjab and Haryana where people
woke up to a foggy morning.

In Delhi, the mercury hovered around six degree Celsius.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 6.2 degrees, which is
one degree below normal for this time of the year. Yesterday,
the minimum was 5.7 degree Celsius while on Sunday it was 5.5
degrees.

Icy winds blowing over North India and snowfall in higher
reaches of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have resulted in cold
conditions in the national capital, the Met office said.

In Rajasthan, Mount Abu remained the coldest place
recording a minimum temperature of 2 degree Celsius early this
morning, followed by Ganganagar where people shivered at 4.9
degrees, a Met official said here.

Other parts of the state like Churu and Pilani chilled at
5.4 and 5.7 degrees respectively.

The weatherman said the condition is likely to improve in
some parts of the state in next three to four days by a few
notches due to western disturbance.

The cold wave slightly abated in some parts of Punjab,
Haryana and Chandigarh where thick fog and mist was witnessed
at several places.

Amritsar was the coldest place recording a minimum
temperature of zero degree for the second day in a row -- four
degrees below normal.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 18:21

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