Dense fog grips Patna, min temp dips to 8 degrees

Cold waves have been sweeping parts of north India.

Dense fog grips Patna, min temp dips to 8 degrees
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PATNA: The state capital on Sunday woke up to a dense foggy morning with the minimum and maximum temperatures at 8 degrees and 21 degrees respectively.

Cold waves have been sweeping parts of north India. Punjab and Haryana were reeling under an intense cold wave and high-altitude areas of Jammu region are also experiencing snowfall over the last week.

Also, Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of minus 15.6 degrees Celsius. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius last Saturday.

In high-altitude areas of the Himachal Pradesh, the mercury stayed between minus 15 and minus 22 degrees Celsius on Saturday while lakes, springs and rivulets were frozen.

In Haryana, Ambala braved the bone-chilling weather at 5.6 degrees Celsius, while Hisar registered a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

Uttar Pradesh too witnessed dense to very dense fog at many places as cold waves swept some parts of the state, with Fursatganj in Rae Bareli recording the lowest minimum temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius.

Cold wave conditions also prevailed in northern parts of Rajasthan with Sriganganagar being the coldest recorded place at 1.9 degrees Celsius while dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated parts of the state.

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