Intense cold wave on Wednesday swept across large parts of north India, including Uttar Pradesh where a sexagenarian died, with the weather remaining dry even as fog disrupted road and rail traffic in a few areas.
The national capital Sunday saw rain and chilly winds that brought down the temperature to 16 degrees Celsius, seven notches below the season's average. Residents said the rains made them feel that winter had finally arrived.
Temperatures hovered mostly around normal level in north India on Thursday, even as Rajasthan braced for rains due to cyclonic storm Nilofar which is likely to hit the northwestern parts of the country.
Mild weather persisted in most parts of North India on Wednesday with mercury staying around normal, giving relief from intense heat though temperature in desert state of Rajasthan settled above 40 degree Celsius.
Intense heat wave conditions swept across northern region as temperature in most areas soared past 40 degree Celsius with mercury in Rajasthan`s Ganganagar city settling at a high of 45.9 degree Celsius.