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



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