Cold weather in north India; snowfall in Kashmir hills

Cold conditions prevailed across North India today with mercury dipping in many parts of the region following snowfall in hilly areas including Kashmir where the authorities issued an avalanche warning for higher reaches.

Mercury dipped marginally in the national capital which witnessed a sunny day. The maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, slightly down from yesterday’s 26.8 degrees Celsius.

The minimum was 10 degrees Celsius, which was normal for this time of the year. Yesterday it was 10.2 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said.

Cold conditions also prevailed in several parts of Punjab and Haryana with minimum temperatures hovering a few notches below normal levels.

Amritsar in Punjab reeled under 3.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal. Minimum temperatures in Ludhiana and Patiala stood at 7.3 and 8.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded its minimum at 8.2 degrees Celsius. Hisar experienced cold weather at 5.8 degrees Celsius. Both Karnal and Narnaul in Haryana registered low of 6 degrees Celsius.

In Jammu and Kashmir, intermittent snowfall continued in upper reaches of Kashmir Valley even as mercury plummeted by several degrees, intensifying cold wave. (AGENCIES)

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