North India gets respite from cold as mercury level rises
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Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2010, 18:16
  
New Delhi: People in most parts of north India got some respite from intense cold with further rise in mercury level on Friday.

The night temperature rose in Jammu and Kashmir because of cloudy skies and Srinagar recorded a low of 1.6 deg C today against minus 1.5 deg C yesterday.

The normal temperature during this time of the season in the city is minus 2 deg C, Met department officials said.

Gulmarg was the coldest place in the valley with a low of minus 5.6 deg C against minus 9.9 deg C yesterday. The minimum temperature in Pahalgam was minus 3.5 deg C against minus 6.2 deg C yesterday.

In Jammu, the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.2 deg C against 7.6 deg C yesterday.

Ladakh region, however, continued to reel under intense cold as Leh recorded a low of minus 12.4 deg C and Kargil minus 9.0 deg C.

Cold conditions further receded in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with minimum temperature rising by up to four degrees Celsius above normal in the region.

However, in Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches reeled under sub-zero temperatures even as mercury rose marginally at many places.

Keylong, the district headquarters of the Lahaul and Spiti, was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 11.7 deg C while it was minus 5 deg C in Kalpa in Kinnaur district.

Shimla had partly cloudy sky and icy winds made the weather chilly.

PTI


First Published: Friday, February 05, 2010, 18:16


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