Cold wave affects north India, temperature falls to 8 degrees in Delhi


The mercury levels in north India has dropped down by 8 degrees that led to the increase in cold weather. Nearly 19 trains were delayed, 2 deferred and 8 revoked because of low visibility in Delhi.

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As the temperature of capital dropped by 8 Celsius, Delhi witnessed heavy fog on Sunday morning.

Prior this week, people at Kedarnath shrine faced heavy snowfall. The temperature falls down to minus five degrees Celsius in the area.

The specific authorities have been deployed at Sonprayag, Linchauli to clear the snow. Intense rains and snowfall were also hitting several areas of Himachal Pradesh. The heavy snowfall resulted in disturbance of road traffic in Kufri, Narkanda and Kharapathar. The people also witnessed lack of electricity supply in various areas.

The cold Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR and North Rajasthan have been increased. The lowest temperatures in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region recorded below freezing point on Saturday.

The temperature in Srinagar was noted -4 degrees Celsius with storm blowing at 5km/hr.

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The higher elevation areas of Jammu had witnessed intense snowfall amid December 11 and December 14 whereas Jammu was hit by nonstop rains. As per MeT, heavy rainfall has dropped the temperature of city. On the other hand, the temperature of Churu district in Rajasthan was noted 4 degrees Celsius on Saturday.