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Intense cold spell continues in north India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A continued to sweep parts of north with the minimum temperature remaining under the freezing point in and higher reaches of

The minimum temperature in division, including region, remained several degrees below the freezing point due to dry

The night temperature across the valley, except in Gulmarg, rose last night, while it went marginally down in region.

Leh town, in region of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 15.2 degrees Celsius.

Biting continued unabated in and Keylong in tribal Lahaul and district recorded a low of minus 8.5 degrees Celsius.

Water pipes froze and burst at many places, thick ground frost occurred in mid and higher hills while fog engulfed towns along the river banks in the morning hours, disrupting vehicular traffic.

Foggy conditions caused in in the early part of the day and the mercury dipped to 5.7 degrees Celsius. The city had a high of 25 degrees Celsius owing to a sun-washed afternoon.

The in remained dry, with dense to very dense fog occurring at a few places in the eastern parts and shallow to moderate fog at isolated places in the west.

According to the MeT department here, occurred at isolated places in eastern areas of the state.

Four men in died of suspected asphyxiation after they kept burning coal inside a glass cabin in which they were sleeping to protect themselves from the intense cold.

Adampur reeled at 2.2 degrees Celsius as there was no let-up in the sweeping across and for the past three weeks with minimum temperature hovering in the range of 2-5 degrees Celsius at most places.

Sriganganagar was recorded as the coldest place in with a minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius followed by Churu which shivered at 3.5 degrees Celsius.

Biting cold conditions eased a little in the western and southern parts of with rise in night temperature, while the northern and eastern districts continued to suffer from severe cold conditions.

Coochbehar in Sub-Himalayan recorded the lowest temperature in the state's plains at 5.2 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 20:40 IST