Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Various parts of northern India continue to reel under coldwave

Various parts of northern India continue to reel under coldwave

"Cold wave is likely to continue in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region for at least another seven days", an official of the Met department said. At minus 15.2 degree Celsius, Leh town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Qazigund has recorded minus 5.0 degree Celsius, Tourist destination Pahalgam has recorded minus 4.8, degree Celsius and ski resort Gulmarg has recorded minus 5, respectively.

Kashmir is now under the grip of "Chillai-Kalan" a 40- day harshest period of winter. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius last Saturday.

Also, Ambala in Haryana settled at a low of 10.5 degrees Celsius, which was said to be four notches above normal.

In Himachal Pradesh, cold wave swept most parts of the state with minimum temperatures further dropping in high-altitude areas.

The Kokernag area of district Islamabad has recorded minus 2.7 and Kupwara has recorded minus 4.7 degree Celsius, respectively.

In Punjab, Amritsar's minimum temperature settled at 4.6 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana remained at 4.7 and Patiala at 5.6 degrees Celsius.

Adampur in Jalandhar was the coldest place in the region with a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperatures in several parts of Punjab and Haryana remained several notches below normal. Patna recorded a minimum temperature of 6.3 degree celsius while it was 7 degree celsius in Purnea, and in Gaya, the minimum was 7.7 degrees. Sriganganagar was the coldest place in the state with the minimum at 3.4 degrees Celsius, the MeT office in Jaipur said.

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