North India under cold wave

The smog hit Delhi, the visibility has dropped to 800 meters. According to the Northern Railway, 19 trains were arriving late while six others were rescheduled due to fog in Delhi and other parts of Northern Indian.”One train was cancelled,” a senior Northern Railway official.

Delhi with minimum temperature recorded at 8.3 degrees Celsius below normal. Delhi continue to record morning temperature around 9 to 10 °C for 3rd consecutive day today.

North India continue under cold wave conditions. Kashmir Valley shivered under sub-zero temperatures while Punjab and Haryana also saw the mercury dip as large parts of north India experienced biting cold.

Adampur in Punjab recorded a biting 4.9 degrees Celsius minimum temperature as visibility dropped slightly at few places in the state and neighbouring Haryana due to shallow fog and mist. Chandigarh recorded a low of 9 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Hisar was the coldest place recording a low of 5.6 degrees Celsius, down four notches against normal limit.

The Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region continued to experience sub-zero night temperatures even as the Meteorological Department has forecast a further dip in the mercury owing to the dry weather over th next few days.

The night temperature across Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, stayed below the freezing point last night, an official of the MET department said.

A blanket of haze again enveloped Delhi on Sunday. The India Meteorological Department said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed and moisture. The IMD has forecast possibility of light rains on Tuesday.

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