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Icy winds sweep UP, schools closed in Lucknow

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Icy winds today swept across Uttar Pradesh pushing down the temperature below normal at a number of places in the state, the office said.

and were among the coldest places in the state recording a low of 5 and 5.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

The night temperature remained below normal in some parts of the state and dense to very dense fog engulfed Bahraich, Varanasi, and

In the state capital, the minimum temperature hovered around 7 degrees Celsius.

In view of the intense cold conditions, the authorities here ordered to close schools till Monday.

The has forecast dense fog at many places with very dense fog at a few places in eastern parts of the state over the next few days.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:20 IST