The cricket World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh was on Saturday abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent heavy rain drenched the Gabba ground in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcia and rendered it unsuitable for the game.
Intermittent rains continued in Kashmir for the second day on Tuesday even as the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg experienced fresh snowfall, with the MeT department saying that the prevailing western disturbance would continue to affect the state till February 24.
Most parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall and rains even as the minimum temperature across the Valley and Ladakh region increased providing relief from the intense cold wave for the second consecutive day today.
It was an overcast start to the week Monday with the maximum temperature recorded at a warmish 24 degrees Celsius -- two notches above the season's average. Tuesday is likely to see light showers, the Met office said.
Rain played spoilsport as the tri-series cricket match between India and Australia was abandoned with the two teams sharing the points, which left the visiting side in with a chance to make it to the final.
Intermittent drizzle failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of spectators who had gathered on both sides of the Rajpath to witness the Republic Day parade where US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest.
Winter tightened its grip across north India on Friday as rains continued in several areas of the region and snowfall took place in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, where Shimla recorded the season's coldest night at minus 2 degrees Celsius.