Cold Wave Grips Northern India
Northern parts of India are under the grips of severe cold waves. People from Jammu and Kashmir to Rajasthan are experiencing cold weather, as some states have recorded temperature below 0 degrees while others states recorded Saturday as the coldest day of the season so far. On December 18, parts of National Capital such as Aya Nagar and Ridge recorded minimum temperature of 5 degree celsius. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), maximum temperature in New Delhi is likey to go upto 20 degrees celsius.
On Friday, minimum temperature in Churu city of Rajasthan, and the adjoining areas of Fatehpur Sikar stood at -1.1 degree and 3.3 degree celsius respectively. In Nagaur, as well, the temperature slipped down to 0.3 degree celsius. IMD has issued "orange alert" of severe cold wave in Rajasthan for the coming days.
Temperature remained below normal in many parts of Haryana and Punjab. On Saturday morning, temperatures in Haryana's Narnaul was recorded at 3 degree celsius, while Amritsar in Punjab experienced 0.7 degree celsius. Apart from this, temperature remained at 4 degree celsius at Western Uttar Pradesh's Meerut and Eastern Uttar Pradesh's Naugaun.
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