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PHOTOS: North India freezes in cold wave

Last updated on: January 23, 2012 13:12 IST

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There has been no let off in the cold wave in northern India.

Leh town in Ladakh region experienced its coldest night of the season as the mercury plunged to 22.2 degrees below the freezing point.

 

The minimum temperature in Leh town settled at minus 22.2 degrees Celsius, which is the lowest of this winter so far, a MeT official said.

 

Nearby Kargil district town also an extreme low of minus 20 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, he said.

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There was some respite in the freezing conditions in Gulmarg skiing resort as the minimum temperature rose by four degrees to settle at minus 10 degrees Celsius.

 

Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir recorded minus 7 degrees Celsius, an increase of more than three degrees, the official said.

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In Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, the mercury slipped by more than one degree and settled at minus 8.6 degrees Celsius followed by Kokernag resort at minus 8.5 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar city, the summer capital of the state, remained unchanged at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.

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In Punjab and Haryana, minimum temperatures dipped further.

 

With minimum temperatures falling two to five notches below normal, icy cold winds made people pack themselves up in heavy woollens.

 

Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the region with a temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius. Hisar and Karnal, too, were under the grip of piercing chill, recording identical minimums of 3.5 degrees Celsius each.

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Bhiwani also experienced a cold night at 3.2 degrees Celsius, down five notches, while Rohtak was cold at 4.6 degrees Celsius.

 

It was a bright day with sun shining in Chandigarh on Monday, but the night temperature in the city witnessed further fall and the mercury settled at 4.9 degrees Celsius.

 

In Punjab, freezing cold swept Amritsar, which recorded a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius.

 

Ludhiana and Patiala also had a cold night recording identical minimums of 5.2 degrees Celsius each.

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Rajasthan too is reeling under severe cold wave. Churu continues to be the coldest place in the state recording a minimum temperature of 1.2 degrees celsius.

 

Pilani, Sawaimadhopur, Sikar and Jaipur recorded a minimum of 2.6, 3.8, 4.5 and 4.8 degrees Celsius respectively, according to the Met department in Jeipur.

 

Other places recorded night temperatures in the range of 5.6 degrees Celsius to 11.8 degrees Celsius.

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