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Cold wave conditions subside in North India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhiites woke up to a misty but pleasant Sunday, with the maximum temperature in the national capital going 5 notches above normal to stand at 26.3 degrees Celsius.

The minimum settled a notch above normal at 9.5 degrees Celsius, the Met officials said.

The weatherman forecast cloud cover for tomorrow, with the possibility of rain and hailstorms.

Night temperatures went up in parts of Kashmir Valley, with the mercury in capital Srinagar settling at at 4.1 degrees Celsius last night, up from 3.1 degrees Celsius of the previous night.

Mercury crossed over the freezing point mark in north Kashmir's Kupwara town, which, after recorded a minimum of 1.7 degrees Celsius after shivering at 0.6 degrees Celsius, a Met office spokesperson said.

The Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius, while Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, he added.

An upswing in mercury brought respite for people in Punjab and Haryana also, where the minimum temperatures went up by one to 3 notches above normal in most parts.

The minimum temperature in Amristar, which was reeling under intense cold wave, stood at eight degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

The minimum at Ludhiana was 8.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, Met officials said.


First Published: Sun, February 03 2013. 18:55 IST